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Shedd Aquarium Sea Lion Internship-PAID

John G. Shedd Aquarium



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The Shedd Aquarium Sea Lion Internship is available to students who are interested in a career in animal husbandry, positive reinforcement animal training, animal behavior, and related fields. To be considered for this position, you should be able to lift objects in excess of 25 pounds, be comfortable around cold salt water and navigating slippery surfaces, be committed to high quality work, and work well with others in a team environment. As an intern, you will support the sea lion team with a range of daily tasks including cleaning, diet preparation, observations, and record-keeping. You will also learn the basic principles of operant conditioning and positive reinforcement training. This internship is located in Chicago, IL.

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