Central Park Zoo Conservation Education Fellowship

Judith Wolfe ©WCS

Summer term (all facilities)– starts June and runs through the end of August; fellows must be able to work Monday–Friday, 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. for the entire term. Fellows have the opportunity to work at the NY Aquarium, Central Park, Queens, Prospect Park or Bronx Zoo.


Although exact responsibilities vary based on the park, fellows will help to support the summer camps at each site. Please keep in mind that this is not your typical camp counselor role though! You'll be working with campers age 4-17 and creating an amazing summer experience based on science-content, arts and crafts, animal visits, fun and games.

Please note that Conservation Education Fellows do not have any responsibilities with animal care, maintenance or handling. They will be involved with the interpretation component when animals come into classrooms or during exhibit visits.

Next Steps:

To apply, please go to Conservation Education Fellowship Application and follow instructions for the on-line application system. For questions about the Fellowship, please contact wcsteachingfellow@wcs.org.

We will review applications and notify candidates that we would like to invite to our group interviews on March 13, 21 or 25. Please note that the application process is very competitive.