Teen interns pose for a photo Teen interns pose for a photo

Jobs for Teens

Thank you for your interest in working with Lincoln Park Zoo! At this time, we have temporary suspended most opportunities to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Please check individual program pages for more information.

Opportunities

Teen interns help facilitate educational programming

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.

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Teen interns observe wildlife at Nature Boardwalk

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.

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Teen interns work inside Regenstein Center for African Apes

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.

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Children and volunteers play beneath a colorful tent

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.

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