HMNS will be closed Saturday | March 06, 2021 | for a private event

Wildlife Intern

Salary:                                  $9.00 per hour
Hours:                                   35 hours per week | Monday – Friday 8am-4pm

May 25, 2021–August 23, 2021
Mandatory Training Session: TBA (May 2021)


  • Interest in working in a museum and educational environment.
  • Previous experience in caring for a variety of animals.
  • Intern must have access to reliable transportation to perform the functions of the job.
  • Intern must be comfortable handling live animals including snakes, lizards, frogs, mice, cockroaches and have the ability to lift heavy objects (40 lbs).
  • Must be organized, detail-oriented, reliable and ready to ask questions.
  • Prepared to work with others on a small animal care team.
  • Experience in public presentations an advantage.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in the coordination and care of a wide range of small native and exotic animals on a daily basis including reptiles, amphibians, birds, small mammals, fish, marine invertebrates, insects and arachnids. This work involves feeding and handling animals and cleaning habitats.
  • Maintain a sanitary and organized animal facility as well as accurate records of animal care and observations.
  • Maintain classroom and exhibit hall aquaria/terraria.
  • Present wildlife talks to small groups of summer camp students (ages 6-12) using live education animals. (Additional, onsite training will be provided.)
  • Run errands to purchase and pick up required animal food and supplies through local vendors which may require the use of personal vehicle (mileage reimbursed).


Current full time undergraduate students as of Spring 2021 returning as a full time student in Fall 2021.

Application Process:

Please send a letter of interest as well as an updated resume to Lane Mitchell and Stephanie Bradberry via email at & Application materials will be accepted through Friday, March 12, 2021. Accepted applicants will be asked to attend an onsite or virtual interview. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629

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The Houston Museum of Natural Science is funded in part by the City of Houston through Houston Arts Alliance. The Houston Museum of Natural Science is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that receives no federal or state funding. Tax ID # 74-1036131.