Terrestrial Animal Care Internship


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1 Aquarium wayNewport, KY 41071


The Terrestrial Husbandry Internship is designed to provide a broad-spectrum experience in the field of professional animal care. Interns will be working with biologists while applying classroom knowledge and field experience to maintain the Aquarium's exhibits, which house a collection of reptiles, amphibians, terrestrial invertebrates and fishes. Terrestrial interns will also learn about managing the horticulture in a large greenhouse exhibit, including pest management, plant propagation and plant selection. WAVE Foundation Animal Care - Terrestrial Husbandry Internship is a volunteer position with WAVE Foundation. There is no monetary compensation for this position.

There are three sessions for this internship. You must complete the application 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.


  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Veterinary
  • Aquarium Maintenance

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 20 to 25 hours weekly. 150 hours minimum

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