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Live Foods Culture Intern, Quincy Animal Care Center

Apply now for:  Fall 2018 

Time commitment: At Least Two Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm) for 12 weeks

Summary: The Culture Aquarist Intern position will assist staff in the Aquarium's mission to Live Blue through sustainability at the New England Aquarium's offsite holding facility in Quincy, MA. In an effort to become more sustainable, the Aquarium is rearing larval fish for exhibit display and culturing a variety of the live foods they need to survive. This intern would mainly be assisting staff in the daily maintenance of live foods cultures. Responsibilities: Maintaining cultures of microalgae, copepods, rotifers, brine shrimp, mysid shrimps, and grass shrimp.

Additional responsibilities include maintaining records, researching and implementing new culture techniques and assisting with daily husbandry tasks throughout the facility.

Qualifications:  Strong interest in biology and marine science, previous experience with live foods cultures (algae, copepods, rotifers, brine shrimp etc.) and animals preferred


  • This position requires physical labor, must be able to lift 40 lbs and be at least 18 years old
  • Applicant must be able to work independently and as a team
  • Ability to take and carry out multiple instructions in a timely manner


*Note: you must have your own transportation because this program is offsite at our Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA. The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action. 

To Apply:
Fall 2018: Apply here

Visit: Frequently Asked Questions
E-mail: intern@neaq.org
Call: 617-973-5235

Applications should be submitted by*:

Spring: November 1st

Summer: January 31st

Fall: June 1st

Winter: October 16th

*Priority given to candidates applying by this date. Full application details available here.

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