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Animal Husbandry Internship Positions:

Click on each position to learn more about position details, descriptions, and eligibility requirements!
Please note that these descriptions are not all-encompassing - click each position for more in-depth details.

Animal Husbandry Internships

- Giant Ocean Tank-  Giant Ocean Tank Interns work within our Giant Ocean Tank, a 200,000 gallon tank that is home to over 1,000 individual animals. Interns assist in basic husbandry for species such as bonnethead sharks, green eels, Myrtle the Green Sea Turtle, and more. This position requires a SCUBA Certification, 25 logged dives, and at least 5 logged dives within the last 12-months.  Click to learn more about dive requirements for this internship, as well as more information on duties and responsibilities!

- Penguin Colony- Penguin Interns assist in basic husbandry for our Penguin Colony, which is home to Rockhoppers and African Penguins. This position requires that candidates are 5'4" in height to be considered for this Internship. Click to learn more about height requirements, as well as more information on duties and responsibilities!  

-Marine Mammal Training- Marine Mammal Training Interns assist training staff in all aspects of animal welfare with a strong emphasis on operant conditioning, training techniques, marine mammal husbandry, and enrichment. Interns play an integral role assisting staff during training sessions and presentations, and work in close proximity to the animals. Second semester interns will have additional responsibilities and more advanced curriculum and mentoring. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

-Marine Mammal Enrichment- Enrichment Interns will a heavy focus on enrichment fabrication and overall implementation of the Marine Mammal enrichment program.  Interns play an integral role assisting staff during training sessions and presentations, and work in close proximity to the animals. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Quincy Animal Care Center- Located at our Quincy facility for quarantine and holding, Quincy Animal Care Center Interns assist with any animals that may be currently housed in this building. This includes fiet prep and feeding, cleaning, facility maintenance, and more. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Quincy Live Foods-  Located at our Quincy facility for quarantine and holding, Quincy Live Foods Interns assist with our Larval Fish program, rearing them as well as breeding the live foods they need to survive. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Quincy Husbandry Dive - Located at our Quincy facility for quarantine and holding, Quincy Husbandry Dive Interns assist in the maintenance of our larger holding tanks, used to hold a variety of species such as sharks, stingrays, and teleosts. Please note that this position requires a SCUBA certification, 25 logged dives and 5 logged dives within the last 12-months. Click to learn more about dive requirements for this internship, as well as more information on duties and responsibilities!

- Northern Waters Gallery- Northern Waters Interns work within our Cold Marine gallery, assisting in basic husbandry for a variety of species such as the Giant Pacific Octopus, Goosefish, and Atlantic Cod. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Temperate Gallery - Temperate Gallery Interns work within our Temperate Gallery, assisting in basic husbandry for a variety of species such as the Goliath Groupers, Sea Dragons, and more. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Tropical Gallery - Tropical Gallery Interns work within our Tropical Gallery, assisting in basic husbandry for a variety of species such as cuttlefish, clownfish, lionfish, and more. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

- Freshwater Gallery- Freshwater Gallery Interns work within our Freshwater Gallery, assisting in basic husbandry for a wide variety of species, such as piranhas, anacondas, catfish, and a variety of other reptiles and amphibians. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

Changing Exhibits - Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium’s Science of Sharks exhibits, Blue Planet Action Center which houses animal ambassadors herps, shorebirds exhibit, live foods program, jellies culturing and exhibits, as well as holding areas supporting these exhibits. 

Interactive Exhibits - Assist staff Aquarists with animal husbandry responsibilities of the New England Aquarium’s Shark and Ray Touch Tank, Edge of Sea Tidepool Touch Tank (currently closed to the public) and surrounding exhibits, live coral and mangrove exhibits, headstart turtle program, shark and ray rearing program, as well as holding areas supporting these exhibits.

- Yawkey Coral Gallery- Yawkey Interns work within our Yawkey Coral Reef Exhibit, assisting in basic husbandry for species such as the Black Brotula, Garden Eels, Dwarf Seahorses, and more. Click to learn more about other duties and responsibilities! 

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