Mystic Aquarium Animal Husbandry Internships

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Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
United States
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Gain hands-on husbandry experience in a dynamic environment with guidance from a mentor who is a member of our husbandry staff. Husbandry internship positions are available in the following areas: • Beluga Whales & Pinnipeds (Northern Fur Seals, Harbor Seals, Spotted Seals, & Steller Sea Lions) • California Sea Lions • African Penguins • Reptiles & Amphibians • Fish & Invertebrates • Animal Rescue Program Interns have the opportunity to attend educational seminars, receive feedback from supervisors, and participate in public education to enhance their knowledge and resumes. Essential Responsibilities • Assist staff with preparing diets for the animals • Cleaning and maintenance of exhibits and back-up areas • Record keeping • Assist with the training of husbandry behaviors • Assist husbandry staff and staff veterinarian with medical procedures Please note that internship duties vary depending on the department and the above list may not apply in all areas. Interns may take responsibility for additional duties once they have demonstrated competence.
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Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students, or career-change individuals. Students can receive academic credit from their school for the internship however, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for the credit. All internships are unpaid. Husbandry internships are full-semester commitments with a minimum of 38.75 hours per week. Most interns work 40 hours within five days per week. You will be required to provide a full resume that include: • Cover letter • Resume • Transcripts • 2 letters of recommendation • Writing sample
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