Animal Food Technician Intern:
- Fall applications due June 1
- Spring applications due December 1
- Summer applications due March 1
Assist in all aspects of the daily operation of the Aquarium's animal food preparation program including daily preparation of the various fresh, frozen and live food products used to feed the animal collection. Helps ensure that the Aquarium's food preparation and storage areas are maintained in a safe and sanitary manner and that these areas are in regular compliance with the USDA/APHIS standards. Assist in variety of animal feedings and interact with Husbandry staff.
Animal Research and Care Center Intern:
Assist Husbandry Operations staff with the cleaning and maintenance of exhibit and holding areas, diet preparation, feeding and other tasks as needed in our Marina facility. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb and work off a ladder, work in close exhibit areas, work in the cold and handle live animals and plants. Must be able to scrub and clean very large tanks. May be required to work with chemicals. May be required to help transport animals between areas of Aquarium.
Assist Aviculture staff with the husbandry care of all avian collections, including penguins, a large and diverse collection of shorebirds, common murres and puffins. Duties include the maintenance of several exhibits, including the aviary and holding areas, record keeping, diet preparation, animal observations and animal transport. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb and work off a ladder, work in close exhibit areas, work in the cold and handle live animals and plants. Must be able to scrub and clean very large tanks. May be required to work with chemicals. May be required to help transport animals between areas of Aquarium.
Assist with all aspects of dive program and work closely with dive team and volunteers. Conduct dives in various Aquarium exhibits. Must be highly committed and responsible, able to work well with volunteers, staff and Aquarium visitors. Assist with filling cylinders, feeding presentations, diver training and database reports. Must live within 45 minutes of the Aquarium, be certified by a nationally recognized scuba organization to the level of rescue diver, have logged a minimum of 20 dives in Monterey Bay or similar cold-water environment, must pass a written scuba exam, a diving physical and the scuba skills evaluation outlined in the Monterey Bay Aquarium Dive Manual. Must also supply all dive gear except scuba tank and air, maintain current CPR and Oxygen Administration certifications and log all Aquarium dives. In addition, divers must be able to maintain neutral buoyancy, get to and from exhibits, be able to setup or supervise setup of gear, be able to lift 50 pounds unassisted and be able to work in 50-degree seawater for two hours. Physical skills include bending, repetitive scrubbing motions, stooping, lifting, reaching, climbing and swimming.
Exhibit Diver Intern (an advanced position - extensive dive certification and experience required):
Assist the Dive Safety Office and volunteer dive teams by conducting dives in various Aquarium exhibits. Must be highly committed and able to work well with others, including staff, volunteers and Aquarium visitors. Must have strong interpersonal communication and team skills. Must possess nationally recognized certification to Rescue Diver level and be an AAUS qualified scientific diver. Current CPR/O2/AED/First Aid certification preferred. Must be proficient in verbal and written instructions, and possess working knowledge of computer databases and operations.
Exhibit Sea Otter Intern:
Assist exhibit sea otter staff with the husbandry care of exhibit sea otters. Duties include the maintenance of the sea otter exhibit, record keeping, diet preparation, animal observations and animal transports. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb and work off a ladder, work in close exhibit areas, work in the cold and handle live animals and plants. Must be able to scrub and clean very large tanks. May be required to work with chemicals. May be required to help transport animals between areas of Aquarium.
Guest Experience Intern:
Interact with Aquarium visitors, stimulating their interest in Aquarium programs, marine biology, ocean conservation and in developing a relationship with the Aquarium. The intern will work closely with Information Desk volunteers and Guest Experience ambassadors as they interact with Aquarium guests to create a personalized and memorable experience from pre-entry through exit. The intern will connect with guests to welcome, orient and educate, and work with Security and Information Desk staff to assist visitors with special needs.
Guest Experience Management Intern (advanced intern position):
Must possess coursework and/or experience in natural history, hospitality, education, communication or marketing. Will gain valuable knowledge on how to provide an outstanding guest experience at a premier aquarium. Working closely with senior management and Director of Guest Experience, the intern will assist with various management-related projects, audience research and data collection, technology implementation and public programming research. Will be a member of the operations team and participate in operational functions.
Image Resource Intern:
Assist with image licensing and cataloging in a digital image collection. Will learn basics of cleaning, filing and caring for a physical image collection and will gain experience in image licensing and cataloging. When working remotely, intern will correspond with professional Image Resources staff to assist with acquisition and licensing of images from Flickr and other internet sources for use in furthering the Aquarium's conservation mission.
Image Resource - Tropical Intern:
Organize a team of volunteer specialists to identify tropical marine life in a digital image collection. Will learn to identify tropical marine species by sight and gain experience in working with minute identification details and managing a team. Working remotely, will correspond with professional Image Resources staff to assist with the identification of organisms in a donated digital image collection.
Assist staff with the husbandry care of our jellyfish collection. Duties include: maintenance of the exhibits, holding areas and jellyfish cultures; diet preparation and animal observations. This is rare opportunity to work with truly amazing animals.
Planning & Construction LEED Intern:
Document sustainable features of Aquarium facilities using the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) guidelines in an engineering and architecture environment. Some physical work is required utilizing a camera, notepad and computer. Familiarity with internet research, Microsoft Excel, Access and AutoCAD is a plus. (No application deadline.)
Planning & Construction Support Intern:
Document mechanical, electrical and plumbing equipment. Learn and implement the process required to support the Aquarium's work order management system. Some physical work is required utilizing a camera and measuring devices. Familiarity with internet research, Microsoft Excel, Access and AutoCAD a plus. (No application deadline.)
Public Affairs Intern:
Work closely with the Director of Public Affairs as part of the Communications/Marketing team. Learn the behind-the-scenes skills required to become an effective and efficient member of this vital team. Be directly involved in outreach opportunities. Bilingual (English and Spanish) skills required. (No application deadline.)
Seafood Watch Outreach Intern:
Advanced environmental policy student will work closely with the Seafood Watch Team and assist the Partnership Coordinator with aspects of our programs for Seafood Watch Partners (a national program) and Restaurant Program (a local/Monterey Bay program). The goal of this program is to increase awareness of sustainable seafood through our partners, who distribute pocket guides and conduct outreach activities in their cities. Must compile and analyze variety of data. (No application deadline.)
Seafood Watch Research Intern:
Advanced environmental policy student will work closely with Seafood Watch Research team and analyze more than 2,300 unique Seafood Watch recommendations for wild caught and farmed seafood. Requires use of descriptive statistics such as multivariate methods (e.g. PCA, cluster analysis). Sensitivity analyses will be performed to assess the effect of management improvements in the recommendations. Strong experience with descriptive statistics (e.g. multivariate analyses) and large data sets. Must demonstrate experience with statistical software (e.g. R, SPSS), have excellent communication skills (written and oral) and a proven ability to work independently. (No application deadline.)
Assist staff with the husbandry care of syngnathid collection. Duties include the overall maintenance of the seahorse exhibit, record keeping, diet preparation, animal observations and animal transports. Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb and work off a ladder, work in close exhibit areas, work in the cold and handle live animals and plants. Must be able to scrub and clean very large tanks. May be required to work with chemicals. May be required to help transport animals from one area to another.
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Field Intern:
Assist Sea Otter Research and Conservation (SORAC) staff and volunteers in radio tracking, and data collection of tagged and instrumented wild sea otters for research projects conducted by the Monterey Bay Aquarium and our colleagues at colleges and government agencies.
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Otter Care Intern:
Assist SORAC staff with the care for release of abandoned, ill or injured sea otters. Duties include maintenance of indoor and outdoor holding pools, food and formula preparation and basic computer data entry. Observe otters using closed-circuit TV monitors and track post-released otters from shore. Additional functions include netting and transporting live otters and driving extended cab truck. May assist and participate in medical procedures.
Teen Conservation Leader (TCL) Camp Track Intern (summer only):
Work closely with high school students in the Aquarium's high school TCL volunteer program. Supervise, coach and mentor TCLs in their pursuit to learn new skills in leadership, communication and teambuilding as they interact with middle school girls participating in a week-long summer day camp (Monterey Bay Aquarium's Young Women in Science program, or YWS). YWS participants are from the tri-county area (Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Benito). Camp activities are conducted in English and Spanish, are ocean-conservation themed and include a live animal lab, kayaking, sand crab monitoring, boogie boarding, otter tracking, storm drain stenciling, business canvassing and a beach clean-up. Willingness to work with high school and middle school students required. Applicant must be female. Deadline: April 1, 2012.
Teen Conservation Leader (TCL) Guest Experience Intern (summer only):
Work closely with high school students in the Aquarium's TCL volunteer program. Supervise, coach and mentor TCLs in their pursuit to learn skills in customer service, interpretation and communication as they interact with Aquarium guests of all ages and backgrounds. Knowledge of customer service and interpretation preferred, as well as familiarity with ocean animals exhibited at the Aquarium.
Teen Conservation Leader (TCL) Teacher Track Intern (summer only):
Work closely with high school students in the Aquarium's TCL volunteer program. Supervise, coach and mentor TCLs in their pursuit to learn new skills in leadership, communication and technology as they interact with teachers in the Aquarium's teacher professional development institutes. Help teachers and students with technology integration and application, including the use of mobile devices and web 2.0 applications. Willingness to work with technology is a must. Interest in science, a teaching career and knowledge of effective teaching practices preferred. Deadline: April 1, 2012.
Video Production Intern:
As a part of the Interpretive Media Department, the intern will gain experience in all phases of video production. The Interpretive Media Department produces video for a variety of platforms including social media and YouTube channels, exhibits, public relations and other internal departments. Will work as a camera and post-production assistant for videos. Duties will include assisting with pre-production tasks and scheduling and researching, logging and assisting with video editing or encoding. May also assist with production lighting and gain knowledge of lighting design and products. Experience operating software-based video editing systems and HD video cameras required. Experience with video compression and encoding for web preferred. Must enjoy working in teams and be able to follow verbal and written instructions.
Visitor Research Intern:
Self-motivated student will research and write detailed reports concerning visitor interactions at museums, zoos, aquariums, art galleries and other public spaces around the world. Report findings orally and in writing in both informal and formal setting as part of a team. Position is project-driven and geared toward the upper-division undergraduate or graduate student with excellent research skills and a strong interest in educational technology, communication or design.
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