As a fresh Level Two intern, I’m looking forward to the new breadth of opportunities I have in store for me. I am especially looking forward to one opportunity the intern program is notable for, working with research scientists or husbandry experts here in the Academy.
There are a whole lot of research departments I could work in, including Entomology, Ichthyology, Herpetology, Ornithology & Mammalogy, Anthropology, Invertebrate Zoology, Geology, Botany, and the Academy’s Library. There are also divisions in the husbandry department in our Aquarium that include Herps and Birds, Horticulture (plants), Marine tropical (corals, jellies, etc), Marine temperate (California coast, tidepool), and our famous African Penguins.
Interns are already working in these departments and we switch departments when the semester ends so we get the full experience and find which area of science we would maybe pursue in our future careers. The head start we get as interns is something we are extremely proud of and I am definitely excited about it.