Dubai Aquarium offers student internships
Dubai, February 1, 2010
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo at The Dubai Mall is offering internship programmes to students from around the world.
The internship is designed to provide students with practical working experience on all aspects of managing an aquarium. The programme can also cater to a student’s particular area of interest within the aquarium industry.
“Aquarium science is a specialised field, and as one of the world’s largest aquariums with over 33,000 aquatic animals, we have unmatched practical knowledge in managing them. With the Internship programme, we are offering a unique opportunity for students to gain hands-on knowledge about the various aspects of aquarium management and the diverse aquatic species,” said Damian Prendergast, general manager.
The programmes require a high level of commitment from students who will be requested to commit a minimum of two weeks, with a total of 40 hours per week. Participation is totally voluntary.
Interns must be prepared to participate in ‘hands on’ learning, which may involve animal food preparation, cleaning or even getting wet. Due to the health and safety of the animals, they will not have any direct contact with any animal during their internship.
Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo is one of several leisure attractions at The Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping and entertainment destination. Featuring over 33,000 aquatic animals, the aquarium offers visitors the chance to interact with these animals in numerous ways, including Glass Bottom Boat Rides, Cage Snorkeling Experiences and Shark Dives.
The Ocean School education programme, also offered at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, is dedicated to school groups and provides a spectrum of interactive programmes that are safe, unique and engaging. Since its launch in January 2009, over 19,000 students have participated in The Ocean School.-TradeArabia News Service