College Interns Veterinary Preceptorships

Experience Zoo Life

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden offers internships for college students in a variety of study areas within the Zoo. This opportunity allows students to learn essential skills while gaining hands-on experience.


Program Summary

Internship Opportunities

The Oklahoma City Zoological Park & Botanical Garden offers internships in the following areas of study:


  • Complete orientation and training.
  • Complete at least 96 hours of service: 16 hours per week for 6 weeks.
  • Complete assignments, based on the field of study.


  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be a college student earning credit hours for the experience.
  • Pass a background check and drug screening.
  • Require proof of a current, negative TB test.
  • Physical requirements will vary by opportunity.
  • Purchase a uniform shirt:  $15 short-sleeve or $20 long-sleeve.

How to Apply

  • 2020 Application Deadlines
    • Spring 2020 semesters – Application Deadline is Dec 1, 2019
    • Summer 2020 semester – Application Deadline is Feb 28, 2020
    • Fall 2020 semesters – Application deadline is May 15, 2020
  • Please complete the application form above.
  • In addition, please email your résumé to
  • Selected applicants will be contacted for an interview after the closing date.

Additional Information

  • Our internships are unpaid.  The intern is responsible for all housing, transportation, and healthcare.
  • It is the intern’s responsibility to work with their academic institution to obtain academic credit for this internship.  The Zoo will provide any necessary documentation.
  • All volunteers must abide by the Zoo’s Personal Appearance Guidelines
  • If you have any questions, please contact

Veterinary Preceptorships

The OKC Zoo is able to offer a limited number of preceptorships for clinical (fourth year) veterinary students and post-graduate veterinarians.  These vary in length from 3-6 weeks.

To apply:  Please send a current résumé’ or CV, at least 2 references, and a list of preferred dates to Dr. Jennifer D’Agostino at

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