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Downtown Aquarium- Denver

Aquarist Internship

Downtown Aquarium Denver is an AZA accredited aquarium containing 1.125 million gallons of aquatic exhibits in a 107,000 square ft. facility. The aquatic and terrestrial exhibits house over 11,000 fish, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals and invertebrates represented in a diverse collection of over 700 species


The Aquarist Intern will assist in the proper care of the animal collection, including environmental requirements, nutrition, and the maintenance and appearance of all exhibits under the direct supervision of the Curator, Assistant Curator, Intern Supervisor or staff Aquarists. Intern will assist in maintaining all department protocols, adhering to policies and fulfilling daily responsibilities assigned in supporting animal welfare, husbandry, exhibits and operations. Internships will have a commitment of 20 hours per week. We anticipate this internship running late August to Mid-December, based on applicant’s availability. This is a non-paid internship and no housing is offered. 


Essential Duties: Must have an interest in, and be willing to learn about aquarium keeping and the biology of the inhabitants at the Downtown Aquarium. Should be fairly agile with the ability to climb on top of exhibits and up ladders, must be willing to get wet, perform "dirty" jobs and handle fish, squid, shrimp, etc. Interns will be performing similar tasks to staff Aquarists (water changes, exhibit cleaning, and food preparation).


Requirements: Must be current CPR/First Aide and SCUBA certified. Ability to lift 50+ lbs, stand for long periods of time, climb ladders, ability to work shifts between 7:00 AM-3:00 PM, for 4-8 hour shifts, and 2-3 days per week (including weekends and/or holidays). Must be able to pass an AAUS swim test, checkout dive and on site rescue training as well as a dive physical.



How to Apply

Interested applicants should send cover letter, resume and 3 references to by December 15th, 2022.

Downtown Aquarium- Denver
700 Water St
Denver, CO 80211-5210

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