A Unique and Productive Experience
Student Intern (Former Employee) – Baltimore, MD – January 19, 2015
At the National Aquarium in Baltimore, a typical work day would consist of maintenance, feedings, record keeping, and a daily session of learning about filtration. I also learned how to prepare food for the different exhibit animals. The mornings were pretty empty until it got closer to afternoon. The number of visitors would increase greatly during the early afternoon, especially on Fridays. The management was down to earth. They were not condescending or overly bossy. The co workers shared similar attitudes, although few were less positive than others. I didn't spend much time with the other workers, but I did get to play Scattergories with them during lunch. The most enjoyable part of the job was feeding the exhibit animals in the Amazon River section. It was a welcome challenge when I was trying to feed the freshwater rays, feeding the aggressive Arowana, and avoiding the caimans in the exhibit. The hardest part of the job was trying to feed one of the small spotted rays. The paddle on the end of the pole wasn't securely place, so it was difficult to keep the ray on. Feeding it was made even more difficult when the big turtles blocked the way.
A unique and helpful experience
It was a short internship