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Animal Programs - Aquarium & Marine Biology Internship - Fall 2020

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID 738642BR Location Lake Buena Vista, Florida, United States Business Walt Disney World Resort Date posted Jan. 21, 2020

Job Summary:

Aquarium & Marine Biology Internship – Fall 2020
The Seas with Nemo & Friends® Pavilion at Epcot®

Be a part of a transformative team and culture…

In our Aquarium/Marine Biology Internship, be part of a team where you will gain practical, hands-on experience used in the day-to-day care of aquatic animals (non-marine mammals) exhibited in a public setting.


  • Learn husbandry techniques for a variety of fish, including ray and shark species.
  • Assist with maintenance of life support systems, water chemistry and animal care for a series of smaller exhibits featuring fish, corals, and other invertebrates
  • Become familiar with records on feeding, necropsies and animal training for monitoring optimal aquarium system health.
  • Maintain cleanliness of all areas according to USDA standards.
  • Make an impact by sharing conservation messages with guest presentations
  • Prepare daily diets for aquarium fish, sea turtles, and invertebrates.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
  • Prior experience (paid, internship, classroom, hobby or personal volunteer) in aquatic animal care (primarily with fish and invertebrates), including diet preparation, feeding, and cleaning
  • Prior experience (paid, internship, classroom, hobby or personal volunteer) working with fresh and salt water aquarium systems, including tank maintenance, plumbing, and water quality control
  • Must have a valid U.S. Driver's License
  • Operating a company vehicle may be required for this role. Candidate must be willing and able to operate a company vehicle under inclement weather, including minimal lighting

Required Education

  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0
  • Junior, senior or recent college graduate focused on Undergrad Degree
  • Biology, Marine Biology, Marine Education, Zoology or related major

Additional Information:

  • Résumé (outlining all of your required qualifications)
  • College transcripts (official or unofficial)

To upload these documents:

  • Log into your Dashboard
  • Click the second tab "Attachments"
  • Select "Submitted Applications"
  • Click on the title of the position for which you would like to attach the transcript/cover letter/resume/etc
  • Click the "Add Files" button
  • Under what you want to add, select "Transcript"/or type of document you are attaching
  • Be sure your document is titled appropriately with your name and type of document in this format: First Name_Last Name_Transcript

Internship Eligibility
  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program.
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are January June 2020 - January 2021. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship

Housing: A limited amount of company-sponsored housing is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

About Walt Disney World Resort:

Since opening in 1971, Walt Disney World Resort has played an important role in many childhood and family memories. Today, hundreds of millions of guests from around the globe visit this magical place to enjoy a Disney vacation. Through a combination of creativity, innovation and technology, the resort immerses guests in classic Disney tales and new kinds of family entertainment. Drawing from a rich heritage of storytelling, Walt Disney World Resort cast members bring Disney magic to life through unmatched attention to detail and superior guest service.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney World Resort.

Walt Disney Parks and Resorts U.S., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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