Aquarium Research & Water Quality Internships

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

Gain hands-on experience in a dynamic environment with guidance from a mentor who is a member of our Research staff or Water Quality Lab team.Our Research team conducts research in many aspects of marine animal health, husbandry, and ecology. This is accomplished through detailed analysis of behavior, specimens, data records and a combination of field, in-house, and laboratory-based research projects that focus on animal behavior, ecology, infectious disease, neuro-immunology, and physiology. The Water Quality Lab staff works closely with the Life Support Technicians in order to maintain exceptional water quality in all aquatic exhibits at Mystic Aquarium ensuring proper habitats for all animals. This is a good opportunity to gain lab and chemistry experience.The internship program reflects our mission, “to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through education, research and exploration.” Internships are available for the fall, spring and summer. Interns have the opportunity to attend weekly educational seminars, receive feedback from supervisors, and work on independent projects to enhance their knowledge and resumes.Application deadlines are as follows:Spring internships (Jan-May): October 31Summer internships (May-Aug): February 28Fall internships (Sept-Dec): June 30Please see the Mystic Aquarium website for more information on the internship program and instructions on completing an application. Contact Email Address: