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Mystic Aquarium

Spring 2022 Internship - California Sea Lion Husbandry

The Foxwoods Marine Theater staff feed, train and care for the Aquarium’s California sea lions. The staff also performs during daily presentations educating the public about the species.

Interns must have a flexible schedule and be able to work five days per week.


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Expected to pass swim test including:
    • 200 meter continuous swim in less than six minutes
    • Tread water for 10 minutes or two minutes without hands
    • Swim pool length underwater (50 foot minimum)
    • Tired swimmer tow pool length (50 foot minimum)
    • Surface dive for 10 pound weight retrieval to pool depth


  • Assist staff with preparing diets for California sea lions
  • Clean and maintain exhibits and back-up areas
  • Assist with environmental enrichment for California sea lions
  • Record keeping
  • Assist with public presentations
  • Assist with the training of husbandry/show behaviors
  • Assist husbandry staff and veterinary staff with medical procedures

How to Apply

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: 860-572-5955

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