Interning with Quito Zoo can be a great way to gain experience for your future career, for example as a zookeeper, biologist or animal nutritionist. Potential interns from abroad should note that at least intermediate-level Spanish language skills are necessary for most intern positions.
Current intern opportunities:
Field research (Andean condor): Volunteering as a field biologist on the Andean condor conservation project may count as an internship for the purposes of some degrees, for example in biology, conservation biology or environmental studies. Basic Spanish is an advantage, though not vital. Minimum age 20, minimum 1 year of university-level studies in biology or a similar subject. Download the Condor Conservation Biology Volunteer information from the project website to see if it will meet your university's internship requirements. Note that internships on this project are for either 30 or 37 days. Group internships can be arranged, with or without your university professor.
Interns should note that the number of internships is limited and the availability of a space is not the only factor.
Summer internships in particular tend to book up well ahead, so would-be summer interns are advised to apply in plenty of time, but it's always worth getting in touch in case there are cancellations.