Penguin Colony Internship




Organization: New England Aquarium (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, Country
Job or Internship: Internship

Apply now for: Fall 2013 (priority deadline July 1, 2013)Time commitment: 3 Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium's Penguin Colony, which includes African, Rockhopper and Little Blue penguins. ResponsibilitiesPrepare food for penguins and the Giant Ocean Tank. Maintain food preparation area. Clean the penguin exhibit and support area, including washing islands, scrubbing algae/guano. Feed penguins and record daily intake for individual birds. Maintain observation records.QualificationsBiology, marine science or animal science major preferred. Previous experience with animals desired. This position requires physical labor including crawling, lifting, bending, reaching, rock climbing and scrubbing. This position involves heavy cleaning duties. Requires standing in 50-60 degree F water for at least 5-6 hours. Because of the physical demands, this position may be difficult for people with active or former knee injuries. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds, and must be at least 5'4" in order to stand in the exhibit. Wool socks are recommended.Application RequirementsIf you are interested in applying for an internship with the Aquarium, please submit TWO (2) copies of the following in your application. All materials must be submitted together in one packet. Materials not submitted with the original packet may not be reviewed.• Cover Letter: Please tell us about your career goals and what you want to gain from your internship, as well as your qualifications for the position(s). You may apply for up to THREE (3) positions (please list them in order of preference).• Current Resume • References: Two academic, student leadership or professional references• College Transcript: An unofficial transcript is acceptable. • Letter of Recommendation • Questionnaire: Please download the form. Send your application to:Volunteer Programs and Internships OfficeNew England AquariumCentral WharfBoston, MA 02110-3108