Human Resources

The Human Resources Intern plays an integral role in assisting with daily functions of the Human Resources Department for Philadelphia Zoo employees and volunteers. This position will include opportunities to learn general Human Resources and volunteer management responsibilities including recruitment, retention, recognition, benefits, wellness programming, and employee relations.

We are looking for a hard-working intern that desires hands-on experience in Human Resources. The applicant must be dependable, detail-oriented and high-energy. The desired background experience includes at least a junior level college education, interest or involvement in any of the following areas:


Responsibilities will vary based on the interests of the intern, but may include:

  • Planning recognition events
  • Supporting recruitment efforts include screening resumes and assisting with interviews 
  • Developing and executing wellness programs
  • Ensuring proper documentation and compliance
  • Assisting with new hire orientation
  • Assisting with benefits open enrollment
  • Maintaining and updating employee and volunteer databases



  • Ability to work independently, quickly and under pressure (essential).    
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (essential).
  • Interest in the coordination, planning, and support of events, daily operational and administrative functions
  • Detail-oriented thinking
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet searches
  • Experience with graphic design/Microsoft Publisher desired
  • Familiarity and enthusiasm for event management
  • Junior level college education
  • Preferred majors and/or course work include Business Administration, Human Resource Management, Non-Profit Management, Communications
  • Ability to balance multiple responsibilities (essential)    
  • Excellent written communication skills (essential)
  • No allergies related to plants or animals which would interfere with your ability to work
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Weekday availability with occasional weekend/evening requirements
  • This position requires 12 – 20 hours per week
  • This internship is available in the fall, spring and summer semesters 


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All applications received by human resources will receive an acknowledgement. However, only those applicants selected for interviews will be contacted directly.