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Aquarium of the Pacific Aviculture Internship

Aquarium of the Pacific is seeking applications from eligible candidates for a new and exciting aviculture internship which is 15 weeks long program, beginning in May concluding in August.

Aquarium of the Pacific’s Aviculture Internship is an educational program through which students can learn about the basic animal husbandry consisted of caring for terrestrial and marine birds.

It is a great role for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in animal husbandry with a zoo, aquarium, or similar facility. This intern will get exposure to working with different types of birds like rainbow lorikeets, Magellanic penguins, other parrots diving birds, and shorebirds.

The next thing is that you can develop some new additions to the skills section of your resume while experiencing the unique character of the aquarium and enhancing personal and professional development.


Aquarium of the Pacific is a non-profit aquarium based in Long Beach, California. With more than 12,000 animals and more than 100 exhibits, it is one of the fourth most-visited aquariums in the nation. It was founded in June 1998 and currently has 1,200 volunteers and over 350 employees.

Internship Location:

This internship will take place in Long Beach, California.

Internship Duration:

All interns must be able to work 16 hours per week for 15 weeks.

Internship Benefits:

Through this amazing opportunity, you can acquire experience of working in Aquarium and develop new skills that will be helpful in your future endeavors. Apart from this, you can make a good connection with employers and visitors as well that can be used as references when you go to a job. Furthermore, you will get mentorship, training, workshops, guidance and real responsibilities with real projects that will make you ready for a full-time career.


Eligibility Requirements:

To book your place in this program, you need to be able to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Must have an interest in pursuing a career in animal husbandry
  • Must be currently enrolled in or recently graduated from a higher education facility
  • Some background experience with birds or in animal husbandry is desired, but not required
  • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds
  • Comfortable working in an environment with a flock of birds flying in close proximity to you
  • Desire to fulfill our mission statement of instilling a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the Pacific Ocean, its inhabitants, and ecosystems

Eligible Country:

United States

How to Apply:

Only online applications will be accepted for this position.

Application Deadline:

The deadline for summer is March 11, 2020.

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