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)
- Information technology
- Animal health and wellness