Water Quality

This program offers interns hands-on experience in water quality testing through environmental and wet chemistry in the diagnostic lab & water quality lab. Interns will learn the importance of water quality and how it relates to the aquatic inhabitants. Interns will work closely with the water quality team to learn about the chemistry of water and why it is essential to maintain the delicate balance for the animals. Interns will also be given the opportunity to explore the aquarium from a scientific point of view and build an advanced skill set through the use of instrumentation. Interns will assist with daily preparation for operations, collect daily samples, prepare buffer additions, maintain accurate record keeping, update sample logs & be able to navigate to sample ports throughout the aquarium. Interns will also be responsible for researching lab information, producing quality data and completing an independent project that will be presented as a poster or power point presentation prior to completing the internship.

Schedule: 7 a.m. - 4 p.m., 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. or 1 - 4 p.m. (Schedules are Sunday to Wednesday OR Wednesday to Saturday)
Minimum Required Hours per Week: 20

  • Semester: Fall
    • Application Deadline: August 1
    • Semester Dates: September - December
  • Semester: Spring
    • Application Deadline: December 1
    • Semester Dates: January - May
  • Semester: Summer
    • Application Deadline: April 1
    • Semester Dates: May - August
Additional Application Requirements:
  • Major in biology, chemistry or related science field.
  • Must be detail-oriented, able to multitask and detect testing problems.
  • Lab experience a plus, but NOT required.
  • Resume required. Email resume to: lmerriwether@georgiaaquarium.org

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