Live Animal Center Internship

Organization: Museum of Science (AZA Member)
Location: Boston, MA, United States
Job or Internship: Internship

Program Description:

The Live Animal Center (LAC) cares for the museum’s collection of live animals. The collection of over 100 animals is used for the museums educational activities such as exhibits, live presentations and school programs. The LAC is a seven day a week, 365 days a year operation.

Position Summary:

The LAC Intern will assist in the care of the animal collection and in the maintenance of the animal center and animal exhibits. The position is similar to that of a zookeeper. The Intern will assist in all aspects of animal care.


-Assist in the daily care of the Museum’s live animals

-Clean and maintain animal enclosures and exhibits

-Prepare diets

-Assist in record keeping

Special Skills:

-Undergraduate or Graduate student, career changer.

-Interested in pursuing an animal oriented career.

-Previous animal care experience desired.

-Ability and desire to work with a variety of live animals.

Length of internship: Spring semester (January-May/June)

Work Schedule: 7-21 hours/ week. Flexible days, full days (9-5) preferred, weekdays especially needed.

Salary: Unpaid and/or for course credit

Special Notes: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, proximity to Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

To Apply: The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.

To apply for this internship opportunity in our diverse & dynamic work environment, please submit your cover letter & resume by email to - please include the position title in the email subject line.

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The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.