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The Florida Aquarium Coral Research Internship

Posted: May 24, 2024 Expired: November 27, 2023
The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium

The Florida Aquarium Coral Research Internship

The Florida Aquarium’s Coral Research Internship is designed to provide valuable hands-on experience working and collecting data at a world-class land-based coral nursery producing corals for reef restoration in Florida. This internship is funded through a grant and intern will be paid a monthly stipend.

With the exception of orientation and workshops, this internship position is entirely carried out at our Apollo Beach location.

•    Develop knowledge and experience in coral husbandry, biology, life history, and life support technology.
•    Conduct daily duties to assist primary biologist on live coral aquaria, including but not limited to cleaning, performing water changes, maintaining life support systems, feeding, and managing water quality parameters.
•    Assist with gathering health assessment data and keeping accurate and detailed daily records.
•    Utilize dissecting microscope to clean coral settlement tiles. 
•    Assist with medical treatments.
•    Assist with coral spawning observations, gamete collection, larval creation and settlement.
•    Assist with collecting coral settlement and survival data.
•    Complete project involving data collection and interpretation that benefits both The Florida Aquarium and the intern. Present findings internally and potentially externally. 
•    Other duties as assigned.

Experience Required

Previous experience with reef aquarium husbandry and knowledge of basic coral and marine invertebrate biology. • Experience using dissecting microscopes and ability/desire to work using a microscope for many hours. • Ability to work in hot and humid conditions. • Ability to lift 30 lbs. • Strong attention to detail and ability to work independently.


$2,500 Monthly Stipend

How to Apply

To apply please visit The Florida Aquarium's Coral Research Intenship Page on our website and select the Apply Now link at the bottom of the page.

The Florida Aquarium
701 Channelside Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Phone: 813-273-4000

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