Memphis Zoo


Memphis Zoo vision is to preserve wildlife through education, conservation and research. Aware that the zoo of tomorrow begins today, our staff and volunteers are dedicated to providing a naturalistic and enriching sanctuary for our animals, and a clean, friendly, entertaining and educational experience for our guests. Together, we are building one of the world’s great zoos.


The TEAM Zoo intern program provides paid internship/mentorship opportunities at the Memphis Zoo for up to 25 rising high school freshman, sophomores and juniors. All participating students are currently enrolled in the TEAM Mentor program or involved in another Youth Mentoring Partnership program. 

The internship is designed to expose young people to a variety of professional opportunities that will inform their college and career planning process. During the six-week summer program, interns work 30 hours per week and rotate through three of the following departments:

  • Operations (horticulture, facilities management and events)
  • Marketing
  • Information technology
  • Animal health and wellness