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Mystic Aquarium

Spring 2022 Internship - Penguin Husbandry

Interns will be working with our colony of African penguins to assist with day-to-day operations. Interns may also be asked to participate in training, media opportunities and in encounter programs.

Penguin interns must have a flexible schedule and work five days a week 7:30am to 4:00pm.


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Expected to pass swim test including:
    • 100 yard swim in less than five minutes
    • Tread water for 10 minutes or two minutes without hands
    • Deploy life safety/flotation device


  • Assist staff with preparing diets
  • Clean and maintain exhibits and back-up areas
  • Record keeping
  • Feed penguins
  • Assist husbandry staff and veterinarians with medical procedures
  • Assist with the training of husbandry behaviors

How to Apply

Mystic Aquarium
55 Coogan Boulevard
Mystic, CT 06355
Phone: 8605725955

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