UPDATE:  As of July 1, 2020, until further notice, the WNC Nature Center remains temporarily closed to the public. The Nature Center is working closely with local officials to develop a plan to safely reopen. This will most likely take place during Phase 3 of North Carolina’s Stay Safe COVID-19 order. We anticipate opening during the month of September and will update the website and our social media platforms as soon as a date is confirmed.

Open 361 Days a Year: 10:00am – 5:00pm, last entry 4:30pm

Employment & Internships

A Nature Center employee with a white tailed deer.

Employment Opportunities at the WNC Nature Center

The WNC Nature Center is a park within the City of Asheville. To find out about employment opportunities, visit the City of Asheville employment page.


A Nature Center intern speaks during an Animal Education program.

Volunteer Internships at the WNC Nature Center

Volunteer internships are available in Education, Animal Care, and Marketing during the fall, spring, and summer.  All of our internship positions are volunteer, non-paid positions; internships may be eligible for school credit, pending your school’s approval.

For general information about Nature Center internship possibilities, view our internship descriptions here.

Interns Wanted! Applications are available here, and deadlines are listed in the internship descriptions posted above. They will be reviewed on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. A background check authorization form must be submitted with the application.