Apply now for: Fall 2013
Time commitment: Three Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)
The Aquarium Medical Center (AMC) is the primary workspace for our Animal Health Department. It consists of a hospital ward for sick or injured animals, a surgical suite, radiography room, pharmacy, diagnostic lab, environmental quality lab, and necropsy facility. The Animal Health Department consists of veterinarians, a veterinary technician, marine biologists, a laboratory manager, and an environmental quality manager and technicians.
Responsibilities: Assist the AMC staff in all areas of animal care and medical treatments. As an intern you will assist with preventative medicine, medical treatments, quarantine, pathology, laboratory diagnostics, and data entry under the supervision of the technician or biologists. The intern will gain exposure to a wide variety of the aquarium collection including reptiles, amphibians, fish, and occasionally birds and marine mammals. Interns are expected to produce a 15-30 minute power point presentation and complete assigned projects.
Qualifications: Previous experience with animal care and handling a must. A background in college-level basic sciences, especially biology and zoology, is desired. Candidates must be in good physical condition and be able to lift 50 pounds and must be able work independently.