Apply now for: Summer 2014
Time commitment: At Least 2 Full Days A Week (8:00 am-6:00 pm)
Assist staff aquarists with the husbandry responsibilities of NEAQ’s shorebird exhibit, which features local shorebirds as well as local marine life. Participate in collecting trips for local fish, invertebrates and plants. In addition there may be the opportunity to observe and assist with bird health procedures.
Responsibilities: Daily care and maintenance of exhibits and holding areas, including food preparation and feeding, with a focus on learning the routine care of the shorebird exhibit. Observe birds, fish and inverts and report unusual behaviors. Clean exhibits and filters and maintain live food supplies, including crickets and mealworms. Special projects as needed, including creation of a fish and invert ID book. The intern may also have the opportunity to work with the New England Aquarium’s shark and ray touch tank exhibit and jellies exhibit.
Qualifications: Strong interest in biology, marine science or animals. Previous experience with animals, especially birds, strongly preferred. This position requires physical labor. Applicant must be able to lift 50 pounds.