Jobs for Teens
Lincoln Park Zoo offers a variety of programs geared specifically to teens. Interested in conducting research? Ever wondered what it’s like to work at a zoo? Enjoy teaching others? Then do we have the programs for you!
Malott Family Zoo Intern Program
Chicago high school students, ages 15–18, work as interpreters on zoo grounds, informing guests about animal science and conservation during an educational, eight-week, paid internship. Applicants must be entering grades 10–12 or their freshman year of college.
Malott Family Research Apprenticeship Program
Chicago high school students, ages 16–18, spend eight weeks working alongside zoo researchers and engaging in authentic scientific research during this educational, paid apprenticeship. Applicants must be entering grades 11–12 or their freshman year of college.
Conservation Ambassadors Board
Share zoo conservation work by planning special events for your peers. This program is a full-school year commitment, with members meeting two Saturdays a month from September–May. This is an unpaid, educational, service-learning opportunity for students in grades 9–12.
Camp Teen Volunteer
Chicago high school students, ages 13–18, spend five weeks assisting with the day-to-day running of Conservation Camp for grades preK–8. This is an unpaid, educational, service-learning opportunity for students entering grades 9–12 or their freshman year of college.
Zoo Club is a free opportunity for teens to engage with Lincoln Park Zoo remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay connected to Lincoln Park Zoo while building skills in care, community, and conservation!