Reptile and Amphibian Husbandry Internship




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

Department Function

Under the direction of Fish and Invertebrates

Herpetologist will feed and maintaining the exhibits and holding tanks of the reptiles, amphibians and insects within our collection.

Daily Duties

• Food preparation

• Feeding reptile, amphibian and insect collection.

• Maintenance of terrariums (scrubbing, water changes, water/air monitoring, filter maintenance, H2O chemical analysis etc.) under aquarist/herpetologist supervision.

• Cleaning of food-prep and other back-up areas.

• Assistance with new-exhibit construction and collection of specimens.

• Life Support operation

• Assist with fish and invertebrate care and husbandry

Future Projects

• Development of new reptile and amphibian husbandry care and research

• Hands-on exhibit building

• Acquiring and researching new animals for our exhibits

• Reptile and amphibian nutrition dietary care and research

Please go to: http://www.mysticaquarium.org/get-involved/internships for a full description of the Internship Program and instructions on how to apply.