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Freshwater Aquarist Internship

Posted: January 24, 2024 Expired: February 21, 2024
Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium

Freshwater Aquarist Internship

Position: 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



· 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 and attach a resume and cover letter.

How to Apply

Apply at:

Loveland Living Planet Aquarium
12033 S Lone Peak Pkwy
Draper, UT 84020
Phone: 801-355-3474

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