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Internship Focused on Animal Training with Sharks, Rays, Teleosts, Reptiles, Amphibians, and Invertebrates

This program will offer interns hands-on husbandry experience working with the Georgia Aquarium’s collection of sharks, rays, teleosts, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Interns will work directly with the Fishes and Invertebrates Team to support the daily care of the aquarium’s collection. Interns will acquire the skills of an entry level aquarist learning how to prepare diets and feed, to collect water samples, to conduct exhibit and husbandry maintenance, to learn animal behaviors and to assist aquarists with animal handlings and medical procedures.

Application Requirements

  • Must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Must have an interest or major in animal science, biology, zoology, psychology or related field.
  • Independent worker and team player.
  • Intern must be physically fit as the internship involves substantial physical labor.
    • Climb stairs and ladders, stoop, kneel and stand.
    • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
    • Ability to work around saltwater.
  • The file name of your resume should include your full name.



DeadlineJune 15October 18February 14
MonthsAugust – DecemberJanuary – MayMay – August
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