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The Texas State Aquarium’s Marine Mammal Training Internship program is designed to give college students and recent graduates an opportunity to learn about the care and training of marine mammals and who are interested in pursuing a career in the field. Interns will work directly and assist the Marine Mammal Training staff with all aspects of animal care and training with our Bottlenose Dolphins (tursiops truncatus) and North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis). Heavy emphasis is placed on the maintenance of the exhibit (Diving/Cleaning), and basic tasks such as food preparation, daily cleaning/facility maintenance, water quality, interacting with the public, and participating in daily presentations. Interns will shadow trainers in husbandry, training, show, and enrichment sessions and may also assist in training, husbandry, and enrichment sessions as they gain experience.Essential ResponsibilitiesCleaning and Maintenance of exhibitsDiet preparationComplete ABC’s of Animal TrainingObserve training, husbandry, and enrichment sessionsPerform public speaking and assist in daily presentationsLearn basic water quality and life supportCreate and Implement an original EED
Requested: Must be at least 18 years of ageMust be currently enrolled in college or have recently graduated and have a serious interest in entering the marine mammal training fieldMust be able to work as a team, as well as complete tasks individually with minimal supervisionMust be able to work in harsh weather conditions, lift at least 40lbs, and climb stairsMust be able to work 40 hours per week including weekends and holidaysNo previous marine mammal experience is required but it is preferredApplication RequirementsOpen Water SCUBA CertificationCompleted Internship ApplicationCover LetterResume2 Letters of Recommendation
Texas State Aquarium2710 N. ShorelineCorpus Christi, TX 78402Phone: 361881381
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