The St Augustine Alligator Farm has many opportunities to “Get Involved” with our Education programs and ambassador animals for the young and young at heart!
Available only during the summer, the Counselor-in-Training (CIT) Program is designed as a volunteer program for students entering 7th through 12th grade. CIT volunteers assist counselors with groups of Zoo Campers as an extra set of eyes, ears, and hands to help with crafts, games, and other activities. CITs are expected to show a positive attitude toward Zoo Camp, Zoo Campers, The St. Augustine Alligator Farm Zoological Park, and its staff. As role models for the younger campers, CITs must abide by all Zoo Camp rules. Any CIT showing a lack of maturity, cooperation or positive attitude will be asked to leave. After camp has ended for the season, each CIT will receive a letter outlining the number of hours volunteered. Any additional paperwork required by schools in order to receive volunteer credit must be completed by the CIT and then submitted to the Curator of Education for a signature.
Zoo Teen Program
Zoo Teens will develop over the course of a semester animal handling skills, interpretation and public speaking skills, and educate children ages 6 – 12 in school programs and camps. Applicants are expected to be at the park at minimum of 5 hours per week with flexible schedules available. To be eligible to be a Zoo Teen you must have completed at least one summer as a Counselor-In-Training.
To apply, send an email to email@example.com with a Letter of Interest and two personal References. We accept Zoo Teens at the beginning of each semester (January & August).
Internships at the Alligator Farm
The St Augustine Alligator Farm offers unpaid internships to current and recently graduated college students who are looking for experience working at an accredited zoo. We offer internships in our Bird & Mammal Department, Education Department, and Reptile Department.
To apply, send an email with Internship at the Alligator Farm in the header, accompanied with a Cover Letter or Letter of Intent, Resume, and at least three Professional References. Please contact the Department you have the most interest in working with. We accept Interns throughout the year, and will contact you if we have availability and you qualify for an interview.