Internship Programs

Internship Application (PDF)

Accepted on a rolling basis. 

Email application, resume, and cover letter to our Community Relations Manager at

Tanglewood offers students the opportunity to work alongside our staff members in a variety of positions, including animal care, environmental education, and non-profit management. While most applicants are undergraduates working towards a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field, this is not an absolute requirement. Placements are typically available all year. In most cases students are eligible to receive academic credit hours with accredited colleges and universities upon completion of a program while following guidelines set forth by those academic institutions.

Internship Positions: 

Environmental Education Internship: 

Candidate should be an undergraduate working towards a degree in environmental science or studies, ecology, biology, education, or another closely related field. Experience or interest in education, and strong oral communication skills preferred. Position involves assisting with conducting summer education workshops and programs, as well as guided tours and hikes. 

Animal Care and Museum Curator Internship:

Candidate should be an undergraduate with experience in handling and caring for mammals, reptiles,  and/or amphibians. A background in environmental science or studies, ecology, biology or another closely related field is preferred. Candidate must be self-directed and highly motivated. This positions has duties including cleaning, maintaining and designing museum exhibit areas, feeding and healthcare for animals, and handling/socializing animals.

Non-Profit Management Internship:

Candidate should be an undergraduate with an interest in nonprofit management. Candidate must have excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Proficiency with Windows, Word, Adobe, html preferred. This position involves assisting our staff with marketing, social media, fundraising and event planning, operating the gift shop and aiding visitors. 

443 Coleman Ave. Elmira, NY 14903 | 9:00am-4:00pm Tuesday-Friday, and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm | (607) 732-6060


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