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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. 


We currently participate in the Pikes Peak Community College Zoo Keeping Technology program.  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. Positions fill up one to two semesters ahead of time so it is best to get your application in early.


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, zookeeping technology, 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:

  • Click on the Intern application PDF below

  • Submit a Cover Letter

  • Submit a resume

  • Submit a completed application

These can be emailed to scranston at or mailed to Indigo Mountain at P.O.Box 208 Lake George, CO 80827.  

​For more information please contact us below:

Intern Application
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