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Mystic Aquarium

Spring 2022 Internship - Environmental Quality Lab

The Environmental Quality lab is responsible for water quality testing of more than two million gallons of exhibit water. As an intern, you will have the ability to gain hands-on experience conducting various tests to ensure optimal water quality is achieved, along with developing your skills working in a state-certified environmental laboratory.

Interns must have a flexible schedule and work four days per week, working 7am-3:30pm. Schedule to be determined upon acceptance.


  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  • General overview of good lab practices, gained through college chemistry courses.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • The ability to work independently with light supervision.


  • Daily sample collection and testing of the marine mammal and bird systems.
  • Daily sample collection and testing of the scheduled fish and invertebrate systems for any given day.
  • The daily tests conducted includes pH, and salinity, while the weekly testing includes ammonia, nitrite, nitrate, total alkalinity, calcium hardness, total hardness, orthophosphate, total coliforms, enterococcus, etc.
  • Quality control testing is conducted and is accompanied by the corresponding daily/weekly testing.
  • Daily laboratory maintenance, which includes cleaning labware, benchtops, and sample bottles used.
  • Record keeping, documenting daily results on a paper log, and electronically transferring results.
  • Assisting with extra projects as needed.

How to Apply

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

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