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Interested in Marine Mammals?

The Aquarium of Niagara’s full time Marine Mammal Care internship is designed for college students and recent graduates to gain experience with California sea lions and harbor seals. Interns will work closely with animal training staff and will be shown what it takes to care and train our Pinniped collection.

Requirements:

  • Must be currently enrolled in college or have recently graduated with a major in, animal science, Biology, Zoology, psychology, or related field

  • Have a serious interest in a career in marine mammal training

  • Able to work on a team, as well as function individually with little supervision

  • Must be able to afford housing and transportation

  • Able to lift and carry fifty (50) pounds, work on un-even and slippery surfaces, withstand temperatures of hot and cold, and sit/stand for long periods of time when necessary

  • Must be able to demonstrate a proficiency in public speaking and guest interaction

  • Must be a competent swimmer and comfortable with cold, deep water (SCUBA certification is a plus but not necessary)


  • If you are interested, please send your cover letter and resume to lscheffel@aquariumofniagara.org


    Interested in Fish, Turtles, and Endangered Penguins?

    Work alongside our Aquarists as they maintain our vast collection of both fresh and salt water fish, penguins, and freshwater turtles.

    Requirements: Pursuing a college degree (at least sophomore level) or a recent graduate in biology or animal related field.

    Our Internship positions also requires the individual to do heavy lifting, work on uneven and slippery surfaces. This position is also non-paid, and we do not provide housing or transportation.

    If you are interested, please download the application here, completely fill it out and mail it to us.

    You may contact us at (716) 285-3575 or 1-800-500-4609 ext. 211



    Can’t Make Up Your Mind?

    This is our most popular choice! Experience both departments on a rotating basis. High school and college students are welcome to apply.

    For more information, contact Jeanette Brunner at
    (716) 285-3575 ext. 209 or aquariumNF@aol.com

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