Herpetology Internships

About the Herpetology Internship

The Greensboro Science Center is looking for qualified interns for fall herpetology internships. Interns will assist keeper staff in all aspects of daily animal husbandry and care. Interns should expect to learn AZA skills to prepare them for a full time career in this highly competitive field. The selected intern will work with a number of reptiles and amphibians and should be comfortable around snakes.


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“The Science Center got my foot in the door. Without it I wouldn't have gotten my other internships. It was my very first animal care experience.”

-Katie M., Herpetology Intern, Fall 2015
  • completing daily observations of animals
  • cleaning exhibits and holding spaces
  • daily diet preparation
  • implementing enrichment
  • preventive health care
  • observing and assisting in husbandry training
  • working with native venomous species
Herpetology Interns, when possible, are typically on site for a 40 hour, 5 day schedule. Still in school? We’ll work around your schedule, as long as you have at least 3 full days available during the week/weekend. The selected applicant will be expected to start in August and continue through December.
Rick Bolling, Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians
Keeper staff
  • Interns must be able to lift 50 lbs and be able to perform physical work outside in varied weather conditions
  • Interns must complete all intern paperwork and pass a background check
  • Interns must have proof of a current TB test (within the past year)
  • Interns must have college level schooling in the biological sciences AND 6 months related animal care experience
  • Preference will be given to senior level or recent college graduates pursuing zookeeping as a career

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter, and list of 3 people who can provide professional references for you (you do not need to submit the actual references) to internships@greensboroscience.org by 5:00 pm on Friday, June 30. Please combine all three documents into one document with a file name that indicates your name and the internship you are applying for. Example John_Smith_Zoo_Internship. No phone calls please. Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. Internship opportunities are unpaid and housing opportunities are unavailable.

Due to the large number of applications we typically receive, only selected applicants will be contacted for interviews. Final selections will be made no later than July 31.