New England Aquarium - Interns
  • Rescue and Rehabilitation
  • Boston, MA, USA
  • Unpaid
  • Internship

Apply now for: Winter 2018/2019
Time commitment: THREE Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm), 125 hours total

Marine Animal Rescue responds to calls to provide medical treatment for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles.  Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to stranded, injured and diseased marine animals throughout the New England coastal region.  Interns provide support for Rescue staff in all aspects of the program. 


  • A significant amount of cleaning is required in order to maintain the hospital environment
  • Follow standard quarantine protocols for food prep, feeding, restraining animals for treatments and injections
  • Monitor behavior and health of animals
  • Assist with monitoring the Aquarium's stranding hotline
  • Maintain records including water quality, daily food intake, swim charts and treatment sheets
  • Interns may have the opportunity to assist with necropsies and help with animals in the field


  • Previous animal handling experience
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform significant cleaning tasks daily
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have access to a car

Note: This internship is extremely competitive; pay close attention in addressing all of the position requirements and qualifications in your cover letter. 

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