Keeper Internship

Organization: Downtown Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Denver, CO, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

The exhibit keeper intern will gain experience in food preparation, husbandry, enrichment, education, animal observation, and training.

This internship will focus mainly on our exhibit animal’s husbandry, training and enrichment. It will include a large amount of learning training philosophies for the husbandry needs of these animals. Our exhibit animals include river otters, tigers and a variety of bird species.

Interns are required to complete a project, chosen with the assistance of staff. Interns work closely with trainers, alone in animal exhibits and alongside dangerous animals therefore, the applicant will need to show maturity and be able to follow directions. Prior animal experience is preferred. Our facility does not care for marine mammals.

Essential Duties:

Daily maintenance of mammal/bird exhibits and quarantine areas.

Preparation of diets

Assist with environmental enrichment with all animal areas

Observe training principles and philosophies

Educate guests with formal and informal keeper chats

Requested Job Requirements:

Ability to 5-8 hour shifts between 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, 3-4 days per week (including weekends and holidays)

Ability to lift 50+ lbs

We anticipate this internship running through August based on intern’s availability.

This is an upaid internship and housing is not provided.

Please send cover letter and resume with three references to Christine at