For the safety of our guests, The Splash Pad, our outdoor children's play area, is closed through spring 2017 as we complete construction of the Mosaic Center and enhancements to our outdoor plaza area. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Florida Aquarium Internships


The Florida Aquarium’s Internship program is designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with an exclusive and hands-on opportunity to work in the aquarium industry. Our unique program combines detailed training with applied work experience in the department of choice to result in a comprehensive and dynamic work-study experience; all while under the guidance and coaching of a qualified aquarium staff member. Only a small number of interns are accepted each semester to allow for a more personal experience and the internship program reflects our mission, “to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of our natural environment.  

Internships are available in the fall, spring and summer semesters in several departments throughout our institution, allowing students to experience the unique character of the aquarium and enhance their personal and professional development.

What types of internships are available?

Internship opportunities currently offered include positions within our Husbandry and Education departments. Additional opportunities in our Sales/Events, Marketing and Human Resources departments may be added on a term by term basis. Take a look at the current internship opportunities available below. 

Instructional Design

Work closely with the Manager of Instructional Technology to gain experience with creating online learning programs.

*Applications are still being accepted for this internship for the spring 2017 term.


If you have a passion for sharing a laugh, making someone’s day, or building experiences that can last a lifetime, this will be one of the most learning-intensive, hospitality-based internships you will find!


If you are looking for experience working in Advancement at a non-for profit, this internship is for you!  We will develop your talents while helping the Aquarium advance its mission!

Marine Operations

Gain experience in the marine field interning on our 72 ft. catamaran and working closely with our very own Florida Aquarium Captains and crew! 


Work closely with our Education staff to gain hands on experience in the field of informal education.


Water Quality testing, preparing animal diets and animal care alongside our biologists awaits you in one of our Husbandry internships.


Gain experience in a professional aquarium setting with training and skill development under direct supervision of our Digital Media Specialist and Marketing team.


Interested in a career planning events, weddings and corporate symposiums? Our Sales/Events internship might be the right one for you!

Who is eligible?

Internships at the Florida Aquarium are available to students either enrolled or recently graduated from a college or university. Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. The Aquarium is currently not accepting applications from international students.


How do I apply?

To apply for an internship with The Florida Aquarium, please email our Manager of Volunteer Services at All internship applications must include the following:

Please note that internship applications are now only accepted online and may no longer be submitted by mail or fax.

  • The desired internship term in the subject line of the email.
  • A resume detailing all relevant work experience
  • A cover letter thoroughly expressing the applicant’s desire and goals for the internship.
  • Applicant’s schedule availability for the internship term.

When is the deadline to apply?

For information on deadlines and other important dates please click here.

For more information about The Florida Aquarium's internship program, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services at