Zoo Work Experience/ Placements and Volunteering Opportunities

If you are studying towards a career in wildlife conservation or zoology, Battersea Park Children's Zoo offers opportunities for work experience placements and volunteering.

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What you need

You must have the following:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and over.
  • Be studying a college or university's conservation / wildlife/ zoology/ animal management course.
  • Aspiring for a career in a zoological or conservation-based setting.

Please provide the following:

  • A full current CV
  • A well-formed cover letter explaining your college course, your aims and ambitions and a little bit about yourself
  • Have a letter of recommendation from your course tutor.
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How to apply

We consider government industry placements (one day a week for a year) or block placements of two/three weeks.

Successful candidates will be offered an interview at the zoo.

Please apply via email (we only accept applications directly from the applicant) to animals@batterseaparkzoo.co.uk Jamie Baker, Animal Manager.

We cannot accept placements during our busy times/Easter and summer school holidays.

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