Conservation Society of California dba Oakland Zoo

About Conservation Society of California dba Oakland Zoo

Oakland Zoo is always looking to add to our team of dedicated and hardworking employees.

A great place to work, we are strongly committed to being a workplace free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, age, or disability. There are a variety of employment opportunities and job openings throughout the year. Whether you like to work with animals or people; indoors or outdoors... there's something for everyone!


Animal Care Intern

June 2020 - September 2020 Oakland, CA
“I worked on String 10 and I really liked that I was given so much independence and trust. The zookeeper I worked with was very flexible, kind, understanding, and overall a great mentor. She gave me many opportunities to see zoological veterinary procedures which I expressed an interest in at the beginning of my internship and to work with animals outside of our string as well. I worked with other interns, volunteers, and zookeepers as well and never met a mean person or someone unwilling to help out of the bunch. We also had intern classes where we would learn about the different aspects of zookeeping, then a behind the scenes tour of a different part of the zoo each week, such as elephant training and giraffe feeding. ”
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