AAWL's Education Center is looking for reliable and dedicated students for our internship program. Our animal collection includes chinchillas, rabbits, ferrets, hedgehogs, lizards, snakes, tortoises and invertebrates. Interns are trained to complete hands on care and participate in enriching the lives of our collection of exotic Animal Ambassadors.


  • At least 18 years old
  • Possess a DPS issued fingerprint clearance card**
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Able and willing to work with a variety of animals including small mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates
  • Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, and attention to detail
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Be able to be on their feet for the majority of their shift.
  • Be able to squat, bend, twist, lift, and/or stand when working with the animals

**For a $10 fee, AAWL will process your fingerprint clearance card at Intern Orientation


All interns must be able to commit to the following:

  • Minimum 2 shifts per week
  • Minimum 2 hours per shift
  • Minimum 5-month term (August - December, January - May or May-September)

Shift days/times*

  • M/W 9 am to 11 am
  • T/Th 9 am to 11 am
  • F/Sat 9 am to 11 am
  • F/Sun 9 am to 11 am

*If none of these days/times fit within your schedule, arrangements for different days may be possible

To Apply for This Position

Phone interviews and Google Form surveys will be conducted with applicants who meet our needs for the upcoming semester.

A virtual online orientation will be conducted once all intern positions are filled and applicants are contacted.

To apply or find out more information, submit your cover letter and resume to Eduadmin@aawl.org