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Internships

Become an Intern at the Aquarium

Education is the cornerstone of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.  We are dedicated to providing a quality educational experience for all interns.  Our internships are designed to expose interns to the many facets of aquarium careers.  Our in-depth programs will allow interns to explore opportunities in their designated field while working side by side with industry professionals.  Our goal is to prepare the next generation to enter the industry with the knowledge and experience needed to start their career path.

Internship requirements

Applicants must have completed a minimum of a sophomore year at an accredited college or university.  All prospective interns must complete the application process.  In addition to the online application, applicants must provide a resume to Volunteer Services at  volunteer@livingplanetaquarium.org

All internship applications are closed at this time

Husbandry Internship Roles

Saltwater Aquarist Internship

Application Deadline: 03/15/2024

Start Date: 05/15/2024

Position is experience based and is therefore unpaid.

Description:
This position will work alongside the Saltwater team at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. In this experience, you will learn about the basic welfare needs and care requirements for a wide variety of marine animals including sharks, rays, sea turtles, cephalopods, seahorses, jellyfish, corals, and teleost fish. At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to complete an internship project. In addition to the hands-on skills you will learn from the day to day tasks, we will also offer courses taught by our Husbandry team members throughout the internship.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
· Diet preparation and feeding
· Aquarium maintenance
· Record keeping
· Animal observations
· Water quality testing
· Assisting with necropsies

Requirements: ·
· Must commit 3-5 full days a week (8-hour shifts)
· Commit to an assigned schedule for 12 weeks
· Be 18 years of age or older
· Provide proof of a negative TB test and willing to submit to a background check
· Have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal-related field

o We are interested in pursuing the strongest candidates possible and as a result, we are open to candidates with other backgrounds. Please consider your other relevant life experiences when reading our requirements.

To Apply:
Fill out an online application at this link and attach a resume and cover letter.

*Applications closed

Quarantine Aquarist Internship

Application Deadline: 03/15/2024

Start Date: 05/15/2024

Position is experience based and is therefore unpaid.

Description:
This position will work alongside the Quarantine team at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. In this experience, you will learn about the basic health and welfare needs of a wide variety of animals throughout the quarantine process. At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to have completed an internship project. In addition to the hands-on skills you will learn from the day to day tasks, we will also offer courses taught by our Husbandry team members throughout the internship.

Duties may include but are not limited to:

· Diet preparation and feeding

· Aquarium maintenance

· Record keeping

· Animal observations

· Perform water quality testing

· Assist with necropsies

Requirements:

· Must commit 3-5 full days a week (8-hour shifts)

· Commit to an assigned schedule for 12 weeks

· Be 18 years of age or older

· Provide proof of a negative TB test and willing to submit to a background check

· Have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal-related field

o We are interested in pursuing the strongest candidates possible and as a result, we are open to candidates with other backgrounds. Please consider your other relevant life experiences when reading our requirements.

To Apply:

Fill out an online application at this link and attach a resume and cover letter.\

*Applications closed

Freshwater Aquarist Internship

Application Deadline: 03/15/2024

Start Date: 05/15/2024

Position is experience based and is therefore unpaid.

Description:
This position will work alongside the Freshwater team at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium. This position will entail the care and husbandry of fish, reptiles, amphibians, terrestrial and aquatic invertebrates as well as feeder insects. In this experience, you will learn and assist hands on with a variety of skills that are comparable to the skills needed to obtain an entry level animal care position in a zoological facility. At the conclusion of your internship, you will be required to have completed an internship project. In addition to the hands-on skills you will learn from the day to day tasks, we will also offer courses taught by our Husbandry team members throughout the internship.

Duties may include but are not limited to:
· Diet preparation and feeding
· Aquarium maintenance
· Record keeping
· Animal observations
· Perform water quality testing
· Assist with necropsies

Requirements:
· Must commit 3-5 full days a week (8-hour shifts)
· Commit to an assigned schedule for 12 weeks
· Be 18 years of age or older
· Provide proof of a negative TB test and willing to submit to a background check
· Have at least two years toward a college degree in an animal-related field

o We are interested in pursuing the strongest candidates possible and as a result, we are open to candidates with other backgrounds. Please consider your other relevant life experiences when reading our requirements.

To Apply:
Fill out an online application at this link and attach a resume and cover letter.

*Applications closed
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