The Vancouver Aquarium is in Canada. The following is copied directly from their website: http://www.vanaqua.org/.
Internships at the Vancouver Aquarium
Internships are recruited for seasonally based on the needs of the organization. Internship descriptions will be posted here along with instructions for application. Students will be accepted based on skill sets and availability. Applications are accepted from any country and Canadian applicants are given first priority.
Apply today! At this time there we are accepting applications for the following internships/externships:
- Marine Mammal Training Internship Program (ongoing throughout the year. Next placement deadline is July 9th, 2010)
Interested in a career in Marine Mammal Training? If you have the relavant skills and experience you could test the waters!
Learn more about the Marine Mammal Rescue program here.
- Tropical Waters Aquarist Internship (ongoing throughout the year)
Get your hands wet while caring for our tropical fish, amphibians and birds with our Tropical Waters Department during this 2.5month internship.
- Animal Health Externship (Application deadline is February 28 of the year requested)
Animal health technologist and Veterinary technician students in their final year are encouraged to apply. Three (3) unpaid externships are available for 2 - 3 weeks each.
Frequently Asked Questions about Internships/Externships and Practicum placements:
Can international students apply? Yes, international post secondary students who are currently enrolled and will be returning to school are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to Canadian applicants.
I am not from Vancouver. Where could I live? How much does it cost? The Vancouver Aquarium strives to provide additional resources for our internship students.Please note this information is updated yearly and you may need to confirm details. Guide to Student Living in Vancouver
Is there an age limit or maximum to apply? Applicants must be over the age of 19 years. Preference will be given to current or recently graduated students in post-secondary students in order to prepare you for a career in the field. There is no maximum age for applicants.
What if the internship that I am interested in is not posted or listed? If you do not see the opportunity you are looking for, we are able - on occasion - to accommodate for special intern, extern or practicum placement requests. If you are looking for a Veterinarian internship, they are not posted online but we do involve them.
Internships not posted online are set up individually based on needs the Vancouver Aquarium has and skill sets that interested parties present. Please provide us with a detailed letter of interest and your resume, and we will do our best to find a place for you during your time.
In your letter of interest, please include the following:
- dates you are available
- type of experience you have and
- type of experience you are looking for
Please note, we can only offer unpaid opportunities. If a placement opportunity can be created, only these applicants will be contacted.
Please send your resume and letter of intent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Do you offer paid internships? We can only offer unpaid opportunities. If you are looking for a paid experience, please check our careers page.
I’m not 19 yet, how can I get experience? If you are in high school, please check out our Work Experience Program webpage.
If you have further questions, please contact email@example.com or call 1 (604) 659 3478.
Thank you for your interest and we look forward to hearing from you.