Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE)
Immediate Call
for High School Student Participants (Ages 14 - 17)
Application Deadline:
Friday, December 11th, 2009

Brooklyn, NY – The New York Aquarium Teen Conservation Program’s Careers in Aquatic Research and Education (CARE) is a unique winter opportunity designed to introduce early high school students from various backgrounds and occupational interests to the vast and interdisciplinary nature of careers in the aquatic sciences and related fields, with a focus on careers options at living institutions such as the Wildlife Conservation Society’s New York Aquarium. Interns will participate in a 10-day program where they will learn about the multi-faceted discipline of aquatic science and have the opportunity to interact with experts in various disciplines. While exposure to career opportunities in aquatic science and related fields will be the focus of the CARE program, participants will be involved also in several skill-building activities in order to prepare them for their career choices ahead. Activities will include, but will not be limited to: public speaking, bibliography generation, field observation and recording, basic research strategies, and presentation creation.

This is an unpaid internship program.

CARE interns must commit to participating in this 50-hour program, which will take place over the course of 10 days (Saturdays and a few weekdays) from January 16, 2010 to March 6th, 2010. The CARE Program will begin each day at 10am and end at 4pm on the following days:


February (cont’d)

Saturday, January 16th, 2010

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010*

Saturday, January 23rd, 2010

Thursday, February 18th, 2010*

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

Saturday, February 20th, 2010


Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Saturday, February 6th, 2010


, Tuesday, February 16th, 2010*

Saturday, March 6th, 2010**

Note: *= Program days that occur on weekdays; **= Family Day.

Application Criteria: Interested students must submit a completed application package to the New York Aquarium’s Education Department by e-mail at or by faxing the application to 718-265-3451 no later than 4:00pm (Eastern Standard Time) on Friday, December 11, 2009. Late or incomplete application packages will not be reviewed or considered. For more information and an application, please contact Kim Acevedo at 718-265-3450.

Fran Hackett - 718-265-3428,

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The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.