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Husbandry Internship

The Florida Aquarium Husbandry internships offer a well-rounded, educational experience working in a variety of areas within our Husbandry department.

Specialized internships are designed to provide valuable hands on experience in the care of specific animals and habitats at an AZA accredited, world class facility.


FINS Internships- Fall
 

This internship is working with aquatic animals on the Fish and Invertebrate team. A percentage of this Internship will involve learning fish, invertebrate and elasmobranch care along with elasmobranch and fish training techniques.
 
Other tasks may include:
- Assisting biologist with day to day duties and projects
- Keeping habitats and back areas clean
- Feed and diet prep
- Participating in talking to our guests along the exhibit path about our    animal collection  

Requirements:

• Must be a college sophomore or higher or up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

• Must be able to work in both a group and individual environment.
 
• Have a general understanding of working with different types of animals.
  
• Willingness to do physical labor on a daily basis in sometimes hot/cramped spaces.  


Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.


Internship is 12 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required.  

 

Dome Internships- Applications No Longer Being Accepted
 

Intern will be responsible for helping husbandry staff with the day to day feeding and care of animals in our Wetlands Dome at the Florida Aquarium. Tasks will include engaging guests daily about our animals, maintaining systems by performing cleaning and daily tasks, assisting biologists in projects, leaning and being able to prepare diets for wetlands animals, and handling animals in a safe and calm manner.


Requirements:

• Must be a college sophomore or higher or up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5/4.0 or higher.

• Must be able to work in both a group and individual environment.
 
• Have a general understanding of working with different types of animals.
  
• Willingness to do physical labor on a daily basis in sometimes hot/cramped spaces.  


Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.


Internship is 12 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required.  


Animal Health/Quarantine Internships- Fall

Intern will be responsible for helping husbandry staff with the day to day care of medical and quarantine cases at the Florida Aquarium. Tasks will include cleaning of animal exhibits, checking water quality parameters, observing behavior of animals, performing water changes, scrubbing tanks, feeding animals, transporting animals to and from various exhibits, participating in animal training, handling of various animals, and end of term project.
 

Requirements:
 

• Must be a college sophomore or higher or up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

• Must have the ability to work independently and be self-motivated as a dedicated and reliable team member.
 
• Must have strong communication skills with speaking with the general public is required.
  
• This position requires interns work in all weather conditions including heat, humidity, rain, cold and dust while indoors and outdoors. Interns will get wet and dirty.
 
• This position involves considerable physical exertion such as repetitive bending, pushing/pulling/carrying heavy loads, and regular lifting of heavy objects (up to 50 pounds).
 


Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.


Internship is 12 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required.  

 


 

Ready to apply? Find out how on the main internship page here.

Not sure if the deadline to apply has passed? Check on our Important Dates and Deadlines page here.


All internships are non-paid.