Aquarist Internship

Aquarist interns assist the Fishes Department with daily care of the Aquarium's fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and plants.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with tank maintenance and cleaning
  • Prepare daily diets and perform daily feedings
  • Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of backup areas
  • Conduct precise record keeping
  • Maintaining water quality
  • Perform special projects, to be determined by staff


  • Must be a college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term
  • Availability must include a minimum of 2 days per week Must be available in the morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) or all day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb up a 6-foot ladder, and walk or crawl across a 15-foot-long by 12-inch-wide platform

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