The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

The Allegheny County's recent order places restrictions on county-wide gatherings and events effective July 3rd. In following these orders, the National Aviary will be closed for one week beginning July 3, 2020. Please check back next week for more information. The National Aviary will continue to follow guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Health Department to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. To support our flock during this difficult time visit aviary.org/Make-a-Donation.

Internships

The National Aviary is currently not accepting internship applications for Summer or Fall 2020.

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 when available.
  • 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.

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 info@aviary.org.

For general internship questions, contact info@aviary.org.

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