Animal Care & Rescue Center Intern

National Aquarium - Intern - Baltimore, MD

InternshipEstimated: $44,000 - $55,000 a year
Animal Care & Rescue Center interns assist the Animal Care & Rescue Center's aquarist and herpetology staff with daily care of invertebrates fish and reptiles. This position is off-site from the main Aquarium building.

Animal Care & Rescue Center interns assist the Animal Care & Rescue Center's aquarist and herpetology staff with daily care of invertebrates fish and reptiles. This position is off-site from the main Aquarium building.

Essential Functions:
Assist with tank maintenance and cleaning
Prepare daily diets and perform daily feedings
Assist in the maintenance of work areas
Assist in the maintenance of live food cultures
Assist with quarantine protocols and procedures
Mist clean and otherwise help tend to the reptiles
Change exhibit water and clean filters to maintain stringent water quality standards
Conduct precise record keeping
Perform special projects to be determined by staff
Observe medical procedures on collection animals.

Requirements:
Must be enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in biology zoology ecology environmental science or a related field
Must be comfortable working with a wide variety of animals
Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term
Must be able to lift 50 pounds climb up a 6-foot ladder and be able to maneuver into tight areas.
Internships at the National Aquarium provide hands-on and minds-on experiences that add value to any college education. Applying classroom knowledge interns obtain valuable job experience and establish professional contacts.

College internship positions are available year-round in many departments throughout the Aquarium. The Aquarium makes every effort to match interns to work that complements their studies interests and skills.

The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture experience and ideas to apply.

ABOUT THE NATIONAL AQUARIUM

Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today the National Aquarium builds on a 37-year history of local regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local state and federal levels. Through education research conservation action and advocacy the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.

HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing HR@aqua.org.

Internships are unpaid and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing.