We offer two internship options:

Three Month Internship Programme
One Year Internship Programme

Both of which involve working with our animal keeping sections on a voluntary basis.

All those doing work placement with the animal teams must be at least 18 years old so our Internships are best suited to those taking a gap-year between A-Levels / National Diploma and further studies, sandwich placements or those who have already graduated from university or college, preferably having studied in a related subject.

These Internships are also open to a limited number of Industrial Placement students, as well as to those who will have completed their undergraduate studies by September 2020 or previously.


We also offer Industrial Placements for undergraduate students studying for a degree with a year in industry (sandwich degree courses). These are placed with our Science or Field Programmes teams and involve undertaking a main research project during the 12-month placement.

Please note, no direct animal contact takes place during the Science and Field Programme teams’ Industrial Placements.

Applications for our 12-month Industrial Placements starting in 2021 are now open. Closing date for applications is Friday 30 October. 

Animal Behaviour & Welfare placement >

Field Programmes – Ecology & Conservation placement >

Wildlife Conservation Physiology placement >

Conservation Social Science placement >

We cannot accommodate any further placements or work experience. Please note that all placements are voluntary and unpaid.