Dive Operations Intern (Summer 2017)

  • South Carolina Aquarium
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Part Time
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Internship Description:

At the South Carolina Aquarium, Dive Operations Interns will gain experience in all aspects of running an Aquarium Dive Safety Program. Interns will have the opportunity to be trained on Gear Inspections, Dive Team Management, Dive Shows, and Aquarium Husbandry of the Great Ocean Tank Exhibit. Interns will gain experience diving Full Face Masks, Surface Supply, Underwater Communications, and Reserve Air Systems.

This internship is geared towards those interested in Aquarium Husbandry and running a Dive Safety Program through an Aquarium, University, or Research facility.

Prerequisite to Apply:

  • -Preferred Rescue Scuba Certified or Profession Rating (DM, AI, Instructor etc.)
  • -At least 25 logged dives in varying conditions
  • -prior CPR/AED/O2 knowledge preferred

Applicants must be dependable, have excellent communication skills, be able to regularly lift at least 50lbs, and be comfortable speaking with the public in formal and informal settings.

Applicants are expected to pass an AAUS physical, swim, and scuba skill test for the position.

If interested, please attach a Cover Letter & Resume to application.

Desired Start Date: April/May 2017

Desired Length of Internship: 6 months (flexible)

Hours: approximately 30hrs per week (flexible)

Classification: Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Recent Graduate, Graduate Student

Major: Any Major (preferred in Biological Sciences: Biology, Zoology, Environmental Science, etc. etc.)

Wage: Unpaid; college credit may be available through your university

Application Deadline: Applications are accepted at any time. To guarantee consideration, please apply by March 15th.

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