Jim Hill Conservation Fellows will be exposed to several aspects of freshwater conservation science with the Tennessee Aquarium Conservation Institute team. Areas include conservation aquaculture for reintroduction biology, field biology surveying endangered species, lab analysis to understand emerging threats to aquatic ecosystems, and translating scientific concepts for educational audiences. This hands-on opportunity will offer students an increased understanding of concepts in freshwater biology, ichthyology, and aquatic biodiversity conservation. Reintroduction Fellows will focus primarily on the propagation and care of rare native fishes.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
•Feeding and care of animals in holding tanks, raceways, and related facilities.
•Grouping fish into different tanks to optimize the growth of fish.
•Cleaning and maintenance of tanks and filtration in life support systems.
•Assists with raising live food cultures for larval fish.
•Visual monitoring of animals to detect health or other husbandry problems.
•Perform conservation duties which may include care of animals in reintroduction programs, data collection in laboratory settings, and occasional assistance with field work.
•Maintain appropriate logs and records for data collection.
•Interact with staff, volunteers, and the public professionally and ethically.
•Currently enrolled undergraduate college student with a science major
•Show a high interest in science, conservation, or education.
•Able to commit to the full internship of 11 weeks.
•Able to climb ladders, lift and carry 50 lbs.
•Ability to work independently with little supervision, and as part of a team.
•Responsible for own transportation from campus housing to the Conservation Institute (approx.10-min drive)
Seasonal, hourly; 40 hours/week from May 13 to July 26 (must be available for all 11 weeks); weekend and holiday work may be required; Fellowship includes University of Tennessee at Chattanooga campus housing & campus parking.
All submissions must be received by Friday, March 15, 2024, at 5:00 PM (EST).
The Tennessee Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer committed to promoting an inclusive environment
that values and supports diversity and equality among staff, volunteers and all of its audiences.
For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.
1 Broad St
Chattanooga, TN 37402