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Aquarist Internship -- Fall 2021
Internship Period: August 23, 2021-November 27, 2021
Deadline to Apply: June 3, 2021 at 5:00 PM ET
Please note: If you are seeking an Animal Care internship, do not apply for more than two opportunities within the same term. Applying to more than two areas may disqualify the candidate from further consideration.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals interested in learning about the Animal Care field.
The aquarist internship program is designed to be a hands-on learning experience working with the saltwater and freshwater fish of Florida. Interns are expected to assist and work with the aquarist staff with daily husbandry of fish, seahorses, elasmobranchs and invertebrates. This also includes water quality, life support systems, food prep and guest interactions. Applicants should have a strong interest in marine life and marine husbandry care.
With guidance from aquarist staff, intern duties include but are not limited to:
If an internship offer is made, it is contingent on:
Internships are unpaid and are designed to meet academic requirements, as applicable, and provide valuable real-world experience for participants. Successful completion of an internship may also yield letters of recommendation, a portfolio of their work when applicable and important networking contacts.
Who is eligible?
Applicants must be a Junior, Senior or Master’s level students or recent graduates. Applicants must submit an Internship Application, cover letter and resume in order to be considered for a position.
Please Note: Interns must make their own accommodation and transportation arrangements. This is an unpaid internship.
Please visit https://zootampa.org/intern-at-zootampa/ for more information.
ZooTampa at Lowry Park1101 W Sligh AveTampa, FL 33604
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