Indigo Mountian

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Indigo Mountain  P.O. Box 208 Lake George, CO 80827


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Animal Care Internships

Indigo Mountain is dedicated to providing a high quality of care for each and every animal that comes to the sanctuary as their last refuge. To provide this care we rely heavily on active volunteers and interns who are dedicated to the animals.

Our interns gain experience in the sanctuary field and receive valuable experience in animal husbandry.   Interns learn about nutrition, prepare diets, clean habitats, monitor behavior and participate in training and enrichment.   Some will learn about habitat design, maintenance and construction.  Some will be asked to participate in outreach programs.  For veterinary assistant and technician students the internship is geared more toward the medical aspects of caring for the animals.  

We currently participate in the Pikes Peak Community College Zoo Keeping Technology program and the Pima Medical Institute Veterinary Technician School.  We also welcome students enrolled in formal zoology, animal management, biology, veterinary technician programs from other schools to apply.

Our internships coincide with the school year and only a few interns are accepted during any one semester or sequence.

The internship positions are NOT paid positions and there is NO on-site housing available.  Transportation to and from the sanctuary is not provided.


  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must be fluent in English (verbal and written)
  • Candidates must be enrolled in zoology, animal management, biology, vet assistant or technician programs
  • Must provide own health insurance
  • Must be in excellent physical condition and able to consistently lift 50 lbs
  • Must be able to work in all weather conditions.  We are at 8700-8900' in elevation and winters can be very cold.
  • Must provide own transportation to Indigo Mountain

Application Process:

  • Contact us for an internship application
  • Submit a typed Cover Letter
  • Submit a typed resume
  • Submit a completed application
  • Submit a copy of your driver's license
  • Submit 2 letters of reference

These can be emailed or mailed to Indigo Mountain (see the application for details).  

​For more information, please contact the center.