Currently Available Internships
Office and Behind the Scenes
Event Planning Internship - External Relations **NEW**
No previous event management experience required! This internship is designed to introduce practical experience in event planning and management. Support our External Relations team and develop your event planning, coordination and administrative skills during this three month placement.
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Sales and Administrative Internship - Membership ** CLOSED**
No previous administrative experience necessary! This internship is designed to introduce practical experience in direct sales and customer service. Support our Membership team and develop your marketing, sales and administrative skills during this two month placement.
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Retail Administrative Internship
No previous administrative experience is necessary for this 2 month internship. This program is designed to introduce practical experience in administrative skills in combination with the many skills required for a busy retail back office.
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Human Resources Internship
Be mentored by our Human Resources experts and work with a dynamic and varied staff. This internship is designed to introduce practical experience in HR in combination with the many skills that are associated with a career in this field.
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This internship provides great experience in the communications and public relations field. You will directly interact with media, write press releases and support social media. This competitive internship will shine on your resume.
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Marine Mammal Rescue Office Assistant Internship
This intternship will provide individuals with practical office experience in a high pace, wildlife rehabilitation and conservation centre. The Office Assistant will maintain the office environment by answering and fielding phone calls, coordinating transportation of animals to the centre, and performing special projects.
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Visitor Experience Internship
This internship is designed to provide a placement to develop strong interpersonal and customer service skills. As a visitor experience intern, you will be working within a team to create the ultimate visitor experience for all of our visitors.
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AquaVan Educator Internship
Through off-site delivery of aquatic education programs, you can apply your education background to further promote understanding of connections between animals, environments and ourselves in schools across British Columbia and Alberta.
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Interpretive Delivery Internship
This three-month internship is designed to introduce practical experience and the basics of program development and delivery for a career as an interpreter. This 3 month program will introduce you to interactive props, multi-media and live animal displays to deliver engaging programs to all audiences.
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Marine Mammal Rescue Husbandry Internship
This internship will provide students with hands-on experience in marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and the conservation of marine life. Students will also take part in laboratory procedures, and rescue techniques, and help with the veterinary care of stranded marine mammals. Vet techs or vet students are encouraged to apply.
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Marine Mammal Training Internship
This internship is designed to introduce practical experience in husbandry skills and the basics of training required to become an excellent marine mammal trainer. You'll work closely with our marine mammal staff under the supervision of a mentor.
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Pinniped Training and Research Internship
The Vancouver Aquarium and the University of British Columbia have joined forces to investigate the decline of the steller sea lion and northern fur seal. This 3-4 month internship program is largely based on training the animals for research purposes.
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Tropical Waters Aquarist Internship
Get your hands wet while caring for our tropical fish, amphibians and birds with our Tropical Waters Department. This 3 month internship will provide students with hands-on experience in animal care and husbandry of various species, based on the need of the department and the applicant's interests.
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Animal Health Technician Externship
Animal Health Technologists and Veterinary Technician students in their final year are encouraged to apply. Students will have the opportunity to spend 2-3 weeks with our veterinary staff and work with the Vancouver Aquarium's 6,000-plus species of animals, which include marine mammals, fish, birds, mammals, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates.
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Veterinary students in their final years are encouraged to apply. Veterinary externs will work closely with the Vancouver Aquarium's veterinary staff in the medical management of a large collection that includes marine mammals, terrestrial mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians and a large variety of native and tropical fish. Unpaid externships are available for 2-4 weeks each.
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