Seahorse Conservation Laboratory Intern

Organization: Mote Marine Laboratory (AZA Member)
Location: Sarasota, FL, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Seahorse Conservation Laboratory interns will occupy the same basic responsibilities and daily duties as the Mote Aquarium Husbandry Intern and will also include an in depth focus on syngnathids(seahorse and pipefish species). Program interns will assist in all aspects of maintaining aquarium displays for fish and invertebrate collections as well as syngnathid propagation (Note: Interns do not work with sea turtles or marine mammals). Daily duties include fry rearing, exhibit cleaning, food preparation and feeding, water quality testing, filter changing, and record keeping. Applicants should have an interest in syngnathid husbandry and general aquarium fish husbandry, and be able to handle strenuous or monotonous tasks.

The typical work schedule is 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours and/or weekend hours may be required. Interns work closely with staff, volunteers and other interns. They must also be able to work independently. Applicants should be comfortable taking the initiative on extra projects and not be afraid to help out with medical procedures. Coursework in biology, animal behavior and zoology, and experience or interest in animal enrichment is beneficial.

*Note: Although preference is given to applications submitted by the deadline, the Seahorse Conservation Laboratory will review late applications to their program.

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