[MARMAM] Summer Internships at Mystic Aquarium

Freeman, Kathleen kfreeman at mysticaquarium.org
Thu Jan 21 05:06:52 PST 2016


Mystic Aquarium is offering summer internships in the following areas:

Research
Complete information and application instructions may be found on our website, http://www.mysticaquarium.org/get-involved/internships.


Department Function

Our research team conducts research in many aspects of marine animal health, husbandry, ecology, and conservation. This is accomplished through detailed analysis of behavior, specimens, data records and a combination of field, in-house, and laboratory-based research projects that focus on animal census, behavior, ecology, infectious disease, neuro-immunology, and physiology.
Daily Duties
* Videorecord, observe, describe and analyze animal behavior
* Prepare chemical solutions and biological reagents
* Assist with specimen collection
* Management of biological specimens
* Assist with biological assays and experiments
* Data entry and database management
* Data analysis, table and graph construction
* Report writing

Water Quality Lab


 Complete information and application instructions may be found on our website, http://www.mysticaquarium.org/get-involved/internships.
Department Function
The Water Quality Lab staff works closely with the Life Support Technicians in order to maintain exceptional water quality in all aquatic exhibits at Mystic Aquarium ensuring proper habitats for all animals.
Daily Duties

  *   Perform all tests required to maintain critical parameters in marine mammals pool systems
  *   Perform all tests required to maintain critical parameters in fish and aquatic invertebrate exhibits
  *   Monitor all chemical feed pumps
  *   Record keeping and data entry
  *   Assist with ensuring compliance with state discharge permits



Animal Husbandry

Complete information and application instructions may be found on our website, http://www.mysticaquarium.org/get-involved/internships.

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
California Sea Lions
Pinnipeds (Northern Fur Seals, Harbor Seals & Steller Sea Lions)
African Penguins
Reptiles & Amphibians
Fish & Invertebrates
Animal Rescue Program
The internship program reflects our mission, "to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration." Internships are available for the fall, spring and summer.
Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly educational seminars, receive feedback from supervisors, and work on independent projects to enhance their knowledge and resumes.

Typical husbandry internship duties include the following:
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.



Thank you very much!

Kathleen Freeman
Internship Coordinator & Mission Programs Administrator
Human Resources Department / Mission Programs
Phone | 860-572-5955 Ext 306
kfreeman at mysticaquarium.org<mailto:kfreeman at mysticaquarium.org>
www.mysticaquarium.org<http://www.mysticaquarium.org/>

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