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Job Opportunity: Marine Mammal Training (Sea Otters) Intern - Aquarium:New Orleans , LA

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Audubon Nature Institute

Marine Mammal Training (Sea Otters) Intern - Aquarium

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is seeking a motivated, hardworking individual to participate in our Marine Mammal Training Internship. 
Internship Overview:
The Audubon Aquarium of the Americas is seeking a motivated, hardworking individual to participate in our Marine Mammal Training Internship. We are seeking for candidates who are interested in gaining practice working in the marine mammal training field. The intern will work directly with the animal training staff and are exposed to all aspects of the everyday care and training of our collection of 0.2 Southern sea otters, Enhydra lutris nereis. Heavy emphasis is placed on essential everyday tasks such as food preparation, everyday cleaning/facility maintenance, enrichment, and gaining a basic knowledge of the principles of training. Interns shadow trainers and lgain through observation about marine mammal husbandry and operant conditioning techniques. As interns gain practice, they may have the opportunity to assist with basic behavioral maintenance. (Please note: all contact with animals is contingent upon trainer approval and intern performance) 
Essential responsibilities include but are not limited to: food preparation, exhibit maintenance, everyday and weekly cleaning tasks, public presentations, everyday enrichment, and everyday animal observations. Interns will also participate in required reading and coordinating worksheets. 
   » Must commit to the 14 week internship semester
   » Must commit to a schedule of 24 hours per week, working 7:30am-3:30pm Thursdays - Sundays
   » Candidates must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education in a Biology or Psychology related field
   » Able to lift 50 lbs and climb ladders/stairs without assistance
   » May be asked to work holidays
   » Must pass a background check and may be subject to random drug testing
   » Must have strong communication expertise and be comfortable engaging a diverse audience.
   » This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses.
Dates of Position: 
Fall, August- November
Winter, November- February
Application due dates: 
For Fall 2018 session- June 1, 2018
For Winter 2018 session- Sept 1, 2018
In the event their preferred placement has been filled, qualified candidates may be referred to other Audubon departments. By submitting application materials, the candidate agrees to release their information to our internship staff.



How to submit the application:

Please send cover letter and resumes to:Kristine GrzendaCurator, Audubon Aquarium of the AmericasHusbandry Department1 Canal Street New Orleans, LA, 70130or email to with the subject ?Sea Otter Internship?
Audubon Nature Institute
6500 Magazine St
New Orleans, LA 70118

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