Museum of Science Internships
  • 12-Mar-2019 to 11-May-2019 (EST)
  • Boston, MA, USA


 Live Animal Center Internship

Museum of Science, Boston


The Live Animal Center (LAC) cares for the museum's collection of live animals. The collection of over 100 animals is used for the museums educational activities such as exhibits, live presentations and school programs. The LAC is a seven day a week, 365 days a year operation


A LAC intern will assist in the care of the animal collection and in the maintenance of the animal center and animal exhibits. The position is similar to that of a zookeeper. The Intern will assist in all aspects of animal care.


  • Assist in the daily care of the Museum's live animals
  • Clean and maintain animal enclosures and exhibits
  • Prepare diets
  • Assist in record keeping


  • Undergraduate or Graduate student, career changer.
  • Interested in pursuing an animal oriented career.
  • Previous animal care experience desired.
  • Ability and desire to work with a variety of live animals.

SPECIAL NOTE: Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, proximity to Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!


 SALARY: Unpaid and/or for course credit

WORK SCHEDULE: 7-21 hours/ week. Flexible days, full days (9-5) preferred, weekdays especially needed.

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth. Check out our website at for up-to-date internship position availability. The Museum of Science is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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