Calling All Students! Do You Have a Passion for Conservation?

Published January 17, 2013

National Aquarium announces an exciting paid opportunity for undergraduate students interested in the conservation sciences!

Starting in summer 2013, we will host four students for an eight-week hands-on program focused on Chesapeake Bay ecology and marine mammal conservation. This program helps foster the students' understanding, appreciation and stewardship of our local aquatic habitats (and the plants and animals they support!). Our hope is that by exposing students to these experiences, it will inspire them to pursue a future career in the conservation sciences.

Interns will be fully immersed in the field throughout the program!

Interns will be fully immersed in the field throughout the program!

The Aquarium is actively involved in conservation educationapplied restoration of habitats and preservation of marine animal species and provides a unique platform for student involvement.  Students are encouraged to participate in all facets of habitat restoration and animal rehabilitation and release.

Students are given the opportunity to assist on important conservation trips, like our annual shark tagging.

Students are given the opportunity to assist on important conservation trips, like our annual shark tagging.

Our chosen participants will also have the opportunity to work with Aquarium partners also actively engaged in conservation, research and management issues.  These issues involve a variety of state, local and federal government and non-government organizations.  Students will have the opportunity to make very important contacts within the conservation field.

In addition to being paid for their time in the program, students will also be offered housing in a nearby facility.  Applications are being accepted now! Please contact the Conservation Department at 410-659-4274 or futureofconservation@aqua.org for an application packet.  The deadline for applications is March 15, 2013. 

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