We partner with five regional institutions from the world-renowned Philadelphia Zoo to the New Jersey Adventure Aquarium to provide meaningful hands-on internship opportunities for you in zoo science. You will also have opportunities for study abroad, research, and leadership training - all through DelVal's E360 program. 


At DelVal all students are required to complete a minimum of two Experience360 activities to complete five academic credits. One of these credits will be completed through either the Introduction to Experiential Learning (EX-9900) course or DelVal Experience II (FY-9901) course depending on the student’s catalog year. Group A and B activities will add up to a minimum of four academic E360 credits. Students are strongly encouraged to complete additional E360 activities.

Group A

  • Zoo Internship I: Animal Care; SA 3115 (2 credits / 112 hours minimum; 56 hours = 1 credit)
    *Must be completed at an AZA (Association of Zoos/Aquariums) or AMA (American Museum Association) accredited facility with a supervisor agreeing to complete the DVU requirements of the internship.

Group B

  • Zoo Internship II: Public Education; SA 3216 (2 credits / 112 hours minimum; 56 hours = 1 credit)
    *Must be completed at an AZA (Association of Zoos/Aquariums) or AMA (American Museum Association) accredited facility with a supervisor agreeing to complete the DVC requirements of the internship.

Notes:

Zoo Science students should register for Zoo Internship I: Animal Care; SA 3115 or Zoo Internship II: Public Education; SA 3216 through their Academic Department rather than through the Center for Student Professional Development. Please contact Mr. Reg Hoyt for assistance