Joining the WCS AIP

Accepting applications now to join our 2018 cohort.


Enrollment is open to applicants with a bachelor's degree regardless of academic major or profession. It is designed for those with a passion for conservation, wildlife, and community-based work, whether in the field of education, conservation, animal care or others. Students must have completed at least one laboratory based biology course either prior to matriculation or before graduation.


Applications open – September 2017
Informational Open House at the Bronx Zoo - December 11th, 2017 - RSVP here
Informational Open House at the Central Park Zoo - January 17th, 2018 - RSVP here
Applications due – February 28th, 2018
Application Decisions announced – April 2018
Summer Courses Begin: May 22nd, 2018

For more information about the WCS-AIP program please email:

Stand for Wildlife

Join more than one million wildlife lovers working to save the Earth's most treasured and threatened species. (Oh, and get a free sticker.)

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