Internships for College Students & College Graduates

(This program is currently on hold.)

Animal Embassy provides internship opportunities to college students and college graduates with a desire to learn and explore many aspects of exotic animal care as well as issues related to wildlife and the environment.

Interns assist our staff at the Animal Embassy, located in Stamford, Connecticut.

The position includes assistance with maintenance at our headquarters, including animal enclosures. This involves cleaning, sweeping, various duties necessary to maintain an ideal environment for animals, possible assistance with animal feedings and potential handling of animals.

Training is provided by our Director and our Animal Care & Education Specialists, and there is opportunity for a wealth of hands-on experience. Internships are non-paid.

Interest in environmental issues, wildlife and animal care is highly desired as is any relevant experience in these fields. Course-work in zoology, ecology, environmental science and/or biology is also helpful, but not required.


This program is currently on hold.

Requirements for College Students:

  • Age: applicants must be currently enrolled in college, or graduated from college.
  • Weekly commitment: we are seeking interns that can devote at least one full day per week (9:00 am - 5:00 pm) or two half-days per week (9:00 am – 1:00 pm; 1:00-5:00 pm)
  • Punctuality: Dedicated, punctual individuals are highly desired.
  • Orientation & Training Session 

To Apply:

Download the application form using the following link. Please complete the application as instructed on the form and send it to us!

College Students & College Graduates, please follow this link:

Internship Application C.pdf

Please contact us with any questions:

Jennifer Balbes

203.655.5404 (Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm)


We look forward to welcoming you to our team!


Our Mission:
Animal Embassy is dedicated to fostering an individual’s appreciation and respect for the natural world and the incredible diversity of life on earth. We specialize in providing hands-on, interactive, and entertaining, educational experiences.

Animal Embassy has many rescued and adopted animals with which we work to enhance our teaching of a range of topics including diversity, science, habitats, conservation and more. Animal Embassy has rescued or adopted more than 500 exotic animals over the years and currently maintains over 100 non-releasable animals in educational exhibits, including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds, arachnids and insects.



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Phone: 203-655-5404

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Animal Embassy

P.O. Box 4461

Stamford, CT 06907-0461

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