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Joint Internship in Aquaculture

Mystic Aquarium has partnered with the Marine Science Magnet High School of Southeastern Connecticut to offer a Joint Internship in Aquaculture. The Joint Intern will learn aquaculture techniques from experienced aquarists during a two-week training period in the Mystic Aquarium’s Fishes & Invertebrates Department.  For the remainder of the semester, the Joint Intern will be based at the Marine Science Magnet High School, where he/she will conduct:

  • Aquaculture Operations: Phytoplankton culture; zooplankton culture; broodstock fish management, conditioning, and spawning; egg incubation; larval fish rearing; growout; system maintenance; and water quality monitoring
  • Aquaculture Research: Literature review; experimental design, data collection & analysis
  • Aquaculture Education: Presentations for students of the Marine Science Magnet High School, as well as Mystic Aquarium staff and volunteers; and design and implementation of laboratory activities for students of the Marine Science Magnet High School

The Joint Intern will participate in Mystic Aquarium’s

  • Intern Education Program: Orientation, weekly career development seminars, at least one intern social, and semester-end project presentation and evaluation
  • Research and Veterinary Services Department: Journal Club, Ridgway Research Seminar Series, research and data progress meetings

Eligibility: The candidate must hold a Bachelor of Science (BS) or Bachelor of Arts (BA) in a related field (e.g., Aquaculture, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Studies, Marine Science, Zoology, etc.).  The candidate may be either a recent college graduate, having received his or her BS or BA within the previous two years, or the candidate may be a current graduate student, actively enrolled in an academic program in a related field leading to a Master of Science, Master of Arts, Doctor of Philosophy, or Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

 

Mystic Aquarium welcomes applications from international students, but is unable to support visas.  NOTE:  This internship runs year-round on a rolling basis, therefore applications are continually being accepted.  FOR THIS INTERNSHIP ONLY, PLEASE DISREGARD  SEMESTER GUIDELINES AND APPLICATION DEADLINES.  To complete an application, visit our website, http://www.mysticaquarium.org/careers/.   Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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