Internships at the National Aviary offer a variety of hands-on experiences that cannot be obtained anywhere else!

Intern at the National Aviary to gain unique professional experiences and real world skills, earn college credits, forge lasting connections, and explore career paths in animal care, the zoological feed, or nonprofit management. There is an internship for almost every career path at the National Aviary. Interns may help provide care for the birds, asisst with educational programs, develop marketing campaigns, and assist with the planning of mjor fundraising events.

How to apply for National Aviary internships:
  • Review the open internship postings below.
  • Apply to internship(s) you are interested in according to the instructions on that specific internship page.
  • Interview with National Aviary staff.
  • If selected, supply all required clearances and attend National Aviary orientation and any other position-specific training as scheduled.
Internship opportunities include:

The National Aviary posts all available internships on this website.  If you do not see an internship listed that relates to your career path, please continue to check online for any new postings. All National Aviary internships are unpaid and housing is not provided.

Requirements for All Interns:
  • Must have US citizenship or show current VISA*
  • All National Aviary staff and interns are required to pass criminal background checks.

For questions related to providing proof of citizenship or VISAs, background checks, and fingerprinting, please contact Kristen Matthews, Human Resources Generalist at or 412-258-9484.

For general internship questions, contact Tammy Arnold, Manager of Volunteer and Interns at or 412-258-9455.

To learn more about the National Aviary's volunteer program, review our Volunteer Program information.