Potter Park Zoo

About Potter Park Zoo

Potter Park Zoo is mid-Michigan's only Zoological Park. The Zoo encompasses over 20 acres and features more than 500 individual animals representing approximately 160 different species.

As an accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) and participant in its Species Survival Plan (SSP) programs, we are committed to the preservation of endangered animals and are actively developing strategies that will help protect species and preserve their wild habitats. Through education, conservation, research and recreation, Potter Park Zoo provides a wonderfully wild experience for students and families.


Special Projects Intern

May 2022 - August 2022 Lansing, MI
“While interning at Potter Park Zoo, I was respected and treated as if I was a full time staff. I was given an opportunity to grow, improve, learn and I had so many experiences that I feel made this internship one of a kind. I would recommend Potter Park Zoo to anyone. The staff was so generous and kind, and I was able to form amazing relationships with the staff while interning!”

Zoo Education Intern

May 2021 - August 2021 East Lansing, MI
“I experienced a wide variety of tasks and responsibilities that were directly related to my career. The most valuable experience I got was lesson planning and classroom management in an informal zoo setting!”
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Questions & Answers

For anybody who's worked there, I'm interested in how you prepped to interview for a seasonal animal care worker job at Potter Park Zoo!

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