UPDATE: The WNC Nature Center has been working diligently to prepare for a safe reopening that follows CDC, State, and local guidelines. From September 28 to October 4, there will be a members-only week for Friends of the WNC Nature Center. We will reopen to the general public on Monday, October 5. Learn more here.

Open 361 Days a Year: Admissions 10:00am – 3:30pm; park closes at 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.