[MARMAM] Mystic Aquarium Intern & Fellowship Opportunities

Forrest, Amber aforrest at mysticaquarium.org
Fri Sep 28 05:48:22 PDT 2018


Mystic Aquarium Research Internships
Description
Gain hands-on experience in a dynamic environment with guidance from a mentor who is a member of our Research staff.
Our Research team conducts research in many aspects of marine animal health, husbandry, and ecology. 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 behavior, ecology, infectious disease, neuro-immunology, and physiology.
The internship program reflects our mission, "to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and conservation."  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.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring internships (Jan-May): September 30
Summer internships (May-Aug): January 31
Fall internships (Sept-Dec): May 31
Please see the Mystic Aquarium website for more information on the internship program and instructions on completing an application.
http://www.mysticaquarium.org/careers/internships/

Essential Responsibilities
Here are some of the potential duties for Research internships. Please note that duties will vary depending on the intern's principle focus during the internship. More details can be acquired during the interview process.
Videotape, 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

Requested Requirements
Mystic Aquarium's intern program is designed to provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals over 18 years of age while simultaneously providing career experience.   Students can receive academic credit from their school for the internship, but it is the student's responsibility to arrange for the credit.
All internships are unpaid. Research internships vary in number of days per week and the number of hours per week. They may be as much as 40 hours and five days per week or they may be less. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required. The time commitment involved can be discussed during the interview process and will be consistent most weeks.
Most internships follow the college year (Spring, Summer and Fall semesters).  Dates of the program may be adjusted to fit other school calendars or programs.

Contact Email Address
Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org<mailto:Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org>





Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Internships
Description
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 Animal Rescue Program.
The internship program reflects our mission, "to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and conservation."  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.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring internships (Jan-May): September 30
Summer internships (May-Aug): January 31
Fall internships (Sept-Dec): May 31
Please see the Mystic Aquarium website for more information on the internship program and instructions on completing an application.
http://www.mysticaquarium.org/careers/internships/

Essential Responsibilities
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 husbandry staff and staff veterinarian with medical procedures

Requested Requirements
Mystic Aquarium's intern program is designed to provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals over 18 years of age while simultaneously providing career experience.   Students can receive academic credit from their school for the internship, but 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.
Most internships follow the college year (spring, summer and fall semesters). Dates of the program may be adjusted to fit other school calendars or programs.

Contact Email Address
Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org<mailto:Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org>





Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Fellowship

Fellowship summary
The Animal Rescue Program (ARP) Fellowship position is an expanded internship.  The goal of the program is to provide college students or recent college graduates that are pursuing a career in veterinary medicine an opportunity to expand their animal skills by learning proper techniques for treating marine animals.
Application deadlines are as follows:
Spring fellowship (Jan-May):  September 30
Summer fellowship (May-Aug):  January 31
Fall fellowship (Sept-Dec):  May 31

Demonstrate excellent representation of the aquarium at all times through a positive, can-do attitude and teamwork focused work ethic.  The ARP Fellow is responsible for the day-to-day operations and general organization of the Animal Rescue Clinic (ARC) with guidance from ARP staff.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:  diet preparation, cleaning and maintenance of ARP areas, record keeping, and providing medical treatments to animals with guidance from ARP staff and Aquarium veterinarians.  Medical treatments may include restraint for procedures, tube feeding, intravenous blood samples, subcutaneous fluids, intramuscular injections, etc.  The ARP Fellow will also provide training and guidance to ARP volunteers and interns, as requested.

Minimum requirements
Must be willing to consistently provide internal and external customer service above and beyond expectation.  One of the following degree options is required:  a degree from an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology program, current enrollment in an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Technology program, current undergraduate enrollment (3rd or 4th year) in a pre-veterinary track program, current enrollment (1st or 2nd year) in an AVMA-accredited Veterinary Medicine degree program, or a bachelor's degree with equivalent animal experience to above.  Experience working in a veterinary clinic setting is strongly desired.  Current valid driver's license required.  Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.  Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team, possess strong written and verbal communication skills, and have flexibility, a high attention to detail, strong organization and time management skills, a positive attitude and a willingness to learn.  Candidate must be able to meet the physical demands of the position which include prolonged standing and kneeling, lifting objects, and working in outdoor conditions.

Responsibilities and essential functions
All fellowships are unpaid with a minimum 12-16 week commitment required.  The position is scheduled five days per week for a minimum of 40 hours each week.  Applicants must be willing to work a flexible schedule, as hours may include evenings, weekends, and holidays.  Housing is not provided.
To perform this fellowship position successfully, an individual must be able to execute each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

*         Assist ARP and veterinary staff in obtaining samples collected from stranded animals

*         Perform and/or assist ARP and veterinary staff with clinical procedures and injections, fluid therapy, collection of diagnostic samples, tube feeding, and wound care

*         Perform and/or assist in overall ARC operations including feeding and caring for rehabilitating animals, delivering medications and supplements, cleaning and maintaining animal units, maintaining quarantine protocols, and record keeping

*         Assist ARP and veterinary staff with gross necropsy procedures, when necessary

*         Provide mentorship to interns/volunteers who are working within the ARC

*         All fellows are responsible for working in a safe manner at all times

*         Every fellow must properly use, and keep in good order, all personal protective equipment (PPE) supplied to them as protection from recognized hazards

*         Every fellow must report any unsafe condition

*         Every fellow must have a working knowledge of all Facility wide, and Department specific, safety procedures that relate to their position, including, but not limited to:  Emergency Evacuation, Lockdown Procedure, and Fire Extinguisher Use

*         Perform all other duties as assigned by supervisor

Project requirement
ARP fellows will be required to complete a project by the end of their term.  This project will be focused on some aspect of veterinary medicine with guidance from ARP staff.  The final product will be a 12 minute PowerPoint presentation provided to Aquarium staff/interns/volunteers based on the project selected.
Requested Requirements
The Animal Rescue Program Fellowship falls under the purview of the Mystic Aquarium Internship Program.  Mystic Aquarium's intern program is designed to provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals over 18 years of age while simultaneously providing career experience.   Students can receive academic credit from their school for the internship, but 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.
Most internships follow the college year (Spring, Summer and Fall semesters). Dates of the program may be adjusted to fit other school calendars or programs.
Contact Email Address
Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org<mailto:Interninfo at mysticaquarium.org>



Amber Forrest
Administrative Assistant
Research & Zoological Operations
Sea Research Foundation
(860)572-5955 x207
aforrest at mysticaquarium.org<mailto:aforrest at mysticaquarium.org>
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