Aquatics Intern




Organization: Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo (AZA Member)
Location: Tampa, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Aquarist Internship

Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo (TLPZ) is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals interested in a career as an aquarist. While working in our Aquatic department, interns will learn all aspects of saltwater and freshwater fish and invert husbandry. Intern will become familiar with Florida saltwater and freshwater species.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of animals in the collection, maintenance of animal habitats, behavioral observations, record keeping, animal enrichment and public interaction. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, able to lift 50 lbs, move heavy objects and work outdoors in the typical Florida climate.

All positions require a minimum high school diploma with preference given to those who are currently working towards a degree in any of the life sciences or other related fields. Term of the Internship is three months. This internship is unpaid and requires a 40hr/week minimum commitment.

Internship Dates and Deadlines to Apply:

Spring 2013 Semester - February 21st through May 31st

Deadline to Apply: January 6, 2013

Please send resume, cover letter and application (http://www.lowryparkzoo.com/_page_content/internships/Intern%20Application%202011%20UPDATED%20April.pdf) to:

Herps@lowryparkzoo.com