Animal Care InternshipTiger Creek Wildlife Refuge
Marine Mammal Research InternshipInstitute for Marine Mammal Studies
Marine Science InternshipGlobal Treks and Adventures
Organic Farming InternYoung Women's IDEA
Manatee Husbandry and Aquarium InternshipSouth Florida Museum
Animal Care InternshipsMote Marine Laboratory
Wild Animal Husbandry at a Nonprofit SanctuaryForest Animal Rescue
Marine Science Educational InternshipSeacamp Association, Inc.
Spring Aquatic Husbandry InternshipBookmark This
WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium
1 Aquarium Way
Posted: July 22 2016
Always be on the alert for potentially fraudulent job postings online - never send money to a potential employer.
DescriptionThe Aquatic Husbandry Internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in the field of aquatic animal care. Interns will be working alongside aquatic biologists while applying classroom knowledge to maintain a diverse collection of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates as well as some amphibians and reptiles. This internship will focus on the principals of closed system aquariums. The WAVE Foundation Animal Care – Aquatic Husbandry Intern is a volunteer position with the WAVE Foundation. There is no monetary compensation for this position.
To apply, please go to http://wavefoundation.org/volunteer/volunteer-application/
Please include a cover letter, resume and your current transcripts (unofficial is ok) when applying.
ResponsibilitiesLearn proper husbandry techniques, exhibit maintenance, and general aquatic husbandry theory.
Model appropriate behavior near open water exhibits, and with handling animals.
Communicate and maintain working relationships with educators, students, guests, staff, supervisors, volunteers, other departments, and colleagues in related industries.
Communicate well in an environment which may include loud noises, large crowds and varying settings.
Provide excellent and accurate customer service for WAVE Foundation and the Aquarium’s missions.
Direct questions, suggestions or grievances through appropriate procedures and channels.
Notify the appropriate person if unable to volunteer, either due to illness, vacation, resignation or leave of absence.
Represent WAVE Foundation and the Newport Aquarium in a professional manner, including dress code, behavior and timeliness.
Perform in accordance with all protocols, policies and operating procedures of the WAVE Foundation and the Newport Aquarium.
Other duties as assigned.
RequirementsEnrolled as a college student with junior or senior status in a natural science major preferred.
Must have interest in future work in a public aquarium or zoo.
Must be comfortable working around large volumes of water.
Must be comfortable working with fish, invertebrates, and reptiles.
Must be comfortable with preparation of foods (including live foods) for feeding to animals.
Be engaging, friendly, courteous, enthusiastic and sincere.
This is a safety critical position and a social security number is required for random drug testing.