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AquaFuture Inc.

AquaFuture Inc.
15 Industrial Road
Turners Falls, MA 01376
Contact:
Tracy Hellerman
E-mail:
theller@aquafuture.com
Phone:
(413) 863-8905
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
varies
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Summer
Description:

Summer selectives only. AquaFuture, Inc. is a state-of-the-art fish farm located just 20 minutes north of U-Mass Amherst. Individuals interested in practical experience in fish husbandry from hatchery to nursery to grow-out. Spawning summer flounder and striped bass broodstock. Opportunities are available to help with live food production and larval rearing of these species, as well as in the grow-out farm. In addition, AquaFuture maintains a state-of-the-art water recirculating production system for hybrid striped bass.

Tasks assigned to students are diverse, some examples are: biomass sampling and counting, grading and harvesting, monitoring and controlling water chemistry, fish health assessments, computer spread-sheet and datebase analysis, measuring growth rates and feed conversion of different strains of fish (striped bass, white bass, hybrid bass and flounder) and assistance with research projects.

Desirable skills are mathematical competency and basic understanding of biology and chemistry. Also, a willingness, dedication and enthusiasm for learning.

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Clean Water Action

Clean Water Action
76 Summer Street
3rd Floor
Boston, MA 02110
Contact:
Cindy Luppi
E-mail:
bostoncwa@igc.net
Phone:
(617) 423-4661
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
varies
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Highly motivated around environmental protection issues. Can be tailored to individual interests. Learn toxicological impacts on aquatic ecosystems. Research federal Clean Water Act and Safe Drinking Water Act needs and violations in Massachusetts. Research issue of sustainable energy campaigns – needs and opportunities. Includes media outreach, voter election issues (green voter issues), organizing citizens and community groups.

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Day-to-Day Functioning of the Wildlife Clinic

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Bernice Barbour Wildlife Building
200 Westboro Rd
North Grafton, MA 01536
Contact:
Dr. Florina Tseng
E-mail:
flo.tseng@tufts.edu
Phone:
(508) 839-7918 x84906
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
2
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Students will primarily assist with day-to-day clinic functions, such as preparing animal’s diets and cage cleaning. Will have opportunities to learn clinical laboratory techniques including fecals and CBCs. Students will be able to assist with special projects such as data analysis, bird banding, continuing education conference on avians and exotics. General introduction to hands-on wildlife care.

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Ecotarium

New England Science Center
222 Harrington Way
Worcester, MA 01604
Contact:
Kathy Kennedy
Phone:
(508) 791-9211
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
varies
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Experience involving their animal collection. Selection is by interview not TCSVM lottery.

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Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency
JFK Federal Building
Boston, MA 02203
Contact:
Jason Grazick
Phone:
(617) 918-1050
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
varies
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Experience and contribute to the federal government’s environmental efforts in their regional office. Many opportunities mutually advantageous to the veterinary community and to the EPA exist in the areas of resource protection, policy and planning, environmental toxicology/acid rain, wetlands delineation and assessment.

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Museum of Science

Museum of Science
1 Science Park
Boston, MA 02114
Contact:
Meghan Dupuy
Phone:
(617) 589-0314
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
varies
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Previous experience in animal care preferred. Interest in working in a museum environment. Good interpersonal skills.
The intern will assist in routine care and maintenance of the museum’s live animal collection and animal exhibits. This collection currently consists of more than 100 animals (primarily wild species).

The intern must arrange to receive academic credit for the internship. Send a cover letter, resume to the intern coordinator via email interncoordinator@mos.org

THIS IS NOT PART OF THE TCSVM SELECTIVE LOTTERY PROCESS

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Nature Conservancy

Nature Conservancy
759 Milk Street
Suite 300
Boston, MA 02109
Contact:
Christine Tresselt
Phone:
(617) 423-2541
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
2
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Prepare abstracts for stewardship staff and other land managers with current management related information on those species and communities that are most important to protect or control. Summarize data, speak with researchers/academic community, land managers. Learn natural history of endangered species and computer data management. Species include box turtle, short-eared owl, black rat snake, bluet damsel flies, others. Prerequisite: interest in biological monitoring, natural resource planning. Additional info available at Student Affairs Office.

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Northeastern University

Department of Biology
Center for Vertebrate Studies
360 Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02115
Contact:
Gwil Jones
Phone:
(617) 373-2851
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
1
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

Should have strong interest in wildlife. Take an ecological and systematic perspective working in wildlife biology with mammalogist. Range from shrews to bears and birds. Ectoparasites, carnivore food habits, necropsies, taxonomy, other natural history topics. Research, field work (time of year dependent). Can be tailored to individual interests. Consider meeting with Dr. Jones ahead of selection to talk in terms of specific opportunities for given semester or summer.

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Wilderness Society

Wilderness Society
45 Bromfield Street
Suite 1101
Boston, MA 02108
Contact:
Julie Wormser
E-mail:
julie_wormser@tws.org
Phone:
(617) 350-8866
Categories:
Wildlife
Students:
3
Credit:
varies
Semesters:
Fall, Spring, Summer
Description:

December/January, May/June, September 1. Part or full time. Three month, 20 hour/week minimum commitment, flexible hours.

Prerequisite: Energetic, organized, responsible, self-starter with excellent written and verbal communication skills, neat and thorough work habits and the ability to work well independently and as part of a team. Interest in environmental issues, working knowledge of IBM-compatible computers, experience with other environmental or public interest organizations. Duration of internship could be extended or renewed at a later time.

The Wilderness Society is devoted to preserving wildlife and wilderness, protecting America’s prime forests, parks, rivers, deserts, and shorelines, and fostering an American land ethic. Cover letter and resume required. Send to: Julie Wormser.