Penguin Husbandry Internship




Organization: Mystic Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Mystic, CT, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Department FunctionPenguin interns must have a flexible schedule and work 5 days a week 7:30 to 4:00. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. Interns will be working with our collection of African penguins to assist with food preparation, vitamin dispersal, record keeping, exhibit maintenance, enrichment, basic husbandry care and feeding of our colony. Interns may also be asked to participate in training, media opportunities and in encounter programs.Daily DutiesAssist staff with preparing dietsCleaning and maintenance of exhibits and back-up areasRecord keepingFeeding penguinsAssist Husbandry staff and veterinarians with medical proceduresAssist with the training of husbandry behaviorsPlease visit our website www.mysticaquarium.org/get involved/Internships for a full description of the Intern Program and application requirements.