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The purpose of the Mammalogist intern position is to give students practical experience in the care and maintenance of marine mammals and their environments. Mammalogist interns will learn the importance of proper husbandry techniques and the responsibilities associated with keeping marine mammals in captive environments. They will utilize basic aquarium principles.
The person in this position is responsible for participation in the development and implementation of the marine mammal programs that promote the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific and its mission. Primary responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to food preparation, animal husbandry and maintenance, working marine mammals, enrichment sessions, exhibit and gallery cleaning and organization, record keeping, and occasional special projects. This person will also be responsible for the effective communication between various departments at the Aquarium of the Pacific and with other marine mammal facilities to insure successful programming.
Commitment: 350 hours for a minimum 24 hours per week distributed over at least 15 weeks
The successful candidate can expect to receive many things from their internship, including training and experience in the following:
What the Aquarium of the Pacific expects from interns:
Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
All qualified applicants can apply at this website: http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/volunteer/college_internships/
Aquarium of the Pacific100 Aquarium WayLong Beach, CA 90802
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