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Aquatic Animal Care Internship

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WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium

  • 16 people are interested
Animal Care interns
Interns on both sides of the glass!

The Aquatic Husbandry Internship is designed to provide hands-on experience in the field of aquatic animal care. Interns will be working alongside aquatic biologists while applying classroom knowledge to maintain a diverse collection of marine and freshwater fish and invertebrates as well as some amphibians and reptiles. This internship will focus on the principals of closed system aquariums. WAVE Foundation Animal Care - Aquatic Husbandry Intern is a volunteer position with WAVE Foundation. There is no monetary compensation for this position.

There are three sessions for this internship. Deadlines, session times and application can be found here: https://wavefoundation.org/volunteer/volunteer-opportunities/internships/

  • Spring intern applications must be received by November 15th.
  • Summer intern applications must be received by January 22nd.
  • Fall intern applications must be received by May 1st.

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About WAVE Foundation at Newport Aquarium


One Aquarium Way, Newport, KY 41071, US

Mission Statement

WAVE Foundation is on a mission to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation. WAVE Foundation is an independent 501c(3) charitable organization.


WAVE Foundation is a partner with Newport Aquarium. We go directly into our communities to education on aquatic life and conservation. We have three pillars: Conservation, Education and Volunteer Opportunities. Our volunteers and interns are integral to our communities growth on understanding aquatic life and what we can do locally to impact globally.

Health & Medicine


We'll work with your schedule.


1 Aquarium wayNewport, KY 41071



  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Aquarium Maintenance




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimu 20 to 25 hours per week. 150 hours minimum

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