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ZooTeen (Paid)

Since its inception in 1999, our ZooTeen program has engaged Boston youth with authentic work experiences that allow young people to develop professionally, build a strong sense of self, and strengthen their knowledge and preparedness for future endeavors.


In collaboration with the Department of Youth Engagement and Employment’s SuccessLink Summer Youth Employment Program, Franklin Park Zoo is able to employ 40 ZooTeens this summer. Over a period of six weeks, ZooTeens attend professional development classes, participate in student activities, and work in various departments, including, but not limited to, Animal Care, Education, ZooCamp, and Guest Services. 

Registration Coming Soon!

Ages: 15-18 years old
Program Duration: Summer - July to August
Program Commitment: 25 hours per week

Requirements for Eligibility:

  • Must register with the City of Boston’s SuccessLink AND fill out our online ZooTeen Application
  • Must turn 15 years old, on or before, September 1, 2021
  • Cannot turn 19 years old, on or before, September 1, 2021
  • Must be a full-time resident of the City of Boston, and be enrolled in a high school or a GED/Alternative Education program and have proof of address form school documents
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States.