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.  The 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.

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@thelivingplanet.com

Current Internships Available at the Aquarium

Zoological Intern

Horticulturist

Position Summary: 

The Zoological Horticulture Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Horticulturist in the daily care of the plant species at the LLPA. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: observing and learning from the horticulture staff, completing daily/weekly tasks, the set-up, and maintenance and care of indoor and outdoor plant beds.

Zoological Intern

Saltwater

Position Summary: 

The Zoological Saltwater Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Saltwater team in the daily care of the saltwater species at the LLPA including sharks, rays, bony fishes, cephalopods, sea turtles and marine invertebrates. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: observing and learning from the zoological staff, completing daily/weekly tasks, food preparation, cleaning husbandry areas and exhibits, performing water quality tests, and daily maintenance of the aquarium exhibits.

All these positions are currently filled. Please check back for availibility

Zoological Intern

Freshwater

Position Summary: 

The Zoological Freshwater Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Freshwater Team in the daily care of the various animal species at the LLPA including freshwater fish, tortoises, reptiles, and invertebrates. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: observing and learning from the freshwater staff, completing daily/weekly tasks, the set-up, maintenance and care of freshwater tanks and enclosures, preparing and dispensing food, cleaning and maintenance of back of house areas.

All these positions are currently filled. Please check back for availibility

Design Intern

Architect

*This is a paid internship

Position Summary: 

The Architectural Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Education Advisory Committee (EAC) in the planning and designing of the new Science Education Center. Specific responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: observing and learning from the EAC, completing assigned project tasks, assisting with the artistic design elements of the future building, creation of CAD files for use during the planning sessions, and active participation in all aspects of the EAC.

Zoological Intern

Quarantine

Position Summary: 

The Zoological Quarantine Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Quarantine Team in the daily care of the various animal species at the LLPA. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: observing and learning from the quarantine staff completing daily/weekly tasks, the set-up, maintenance and care of quarantine tanks and enclosures, preparing and dispensing food, observing and assisting staff with disease recognition and treatment, life support system construction and operation, and species identification.

All these positions are currently filled. Please check back for availibility

Zoological Intern

Endotherm

Position Summary: 

The Zoological Endotherm Intern is responsible for observing and assisting the Endotherm team in the daily care of the various animal species at the LLPA including mammal and bird species. Daily responsibilities will include but are not limited to: observing and learning from the zoological staff completing daily/weekly tasks, food preparation, cleaning husbandry areas and exhibits, and daily maintenance of exhibits.

All these positions are currently filled. Please check back for availibility

Marketing/PR Intern

Marketing and Public Relations Intern

Position Summary: 

The Marketing Intern is responsible for assisting the Public Relations Manager with daily tasks including, but not limited to, social media marketing, content creation for the Aquarium’s website, tracking and monitoring clips and mentions, and assisting with event planning and promotion