NOTICE: Our Explore A Shore kids' outdoor water play area is closed for renovations and will reopen in Spring 2016. 

 

Education Internships



Education Internships at The Florida Aquarium are designed to give interns hands on experience in the field of informal education. Specially designed programs will target different types of education and give interns a look at what it takes to develop special programming.







 

Coral Education Internship

The Coral Education Intern will work directly with members of the Education and Husbandry teams while learning how to educate guests about threats facing coral reefs and how to mitigate those threats through daily efforts.

They will be responsible for interacting with guests on a daily basis, assisting staff with existing coral projects, providing back up in daily Education programming should the need arise, helping the Aquarium prepare for World Ocean's Day, and developing their own guest or staff focused project to bring awareness to the solutions available to the pubic regarding coral protection and restoration. The ideal Coral Education intern will be people-oriented, flexible, creative, and conservation-minded.

 

Requirements:
 

Must be a college sophomore or higher or up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5 or higher. At least 4 hours of the intern's weekly schedule must take place on Sunday, Monday, or Wednesday of each week.

Spring Interns will all start Saturday February 5, 2016.

Internship is 10 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required and interns must be available on one weekday and one weekend day.



Guest Engagement Internship

 

If you have a passion for animals and want to share that passion with others, this will be one of the most learning-intensive and leadership-based internships you will find! With training and skill development Interns will be responsible for the instruction of educational public programs focusing on different ecosystems in all areas of the aquarium, potentially including exhibit talks, touch tanks, gallery walks, dive program narrations and tours.
 

Requirements:


Must be college sophomore or higher and up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5/4.0.
 

  • Knowledge of environmental studies, environmental education, biology, marine science/biology, or ecology is beneficial.
  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Education, Environmental Science, Communication, Interpretation or related discipline (Associates degree working towards Bachelor’s accepted also) or just graduated
  • Teaching and/or public speaking experience preferred
  • Computer skills preferred
  • Standing (up to 8 hours per day)
  • Walking (6 hours per day)
  • More than normal talking
  • Some contact with a living collection of plants and animals in a central Florida climate
  • Flexibility in working Saturdays and evenings
  • Flexibility in working holidays
  • Ability to interact with and be around animals
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity
  • Exposure to salt water

Spring Interns will all start Saturday February 5, 2016.


Internship is 10 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required and interns must be available on one weekday and one weekend day.
 


Community Engagement Internship

If you have a passion for animals and the environment and want to share that passion with others out in our community, this will be one of the most learning-intensive and public speaking focused internships you will find!

Our Community Engagement Interns will be responsible for the instruction of educational public programs focusing on Florida and worldwide ecosystems and their conservation messages at off-site community events throughout the semester.  Ensures that all programming presented is engaging, innovative and effective, as determined by evaluation, and in direct support of the mission of The Florida Aquarium.
 

 

Requirements:


 

  • Working towards a bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Biology, Education, Environmental Science, Communication, Interpretation or related discipline (Associates degree working towards Bachelor’s accepted also) or just graduated
  • Teaching and/or public speaking experience preferred
  • Computer skills preferred
  • Standing (up to 8 hours per day)
  • Walking (6 hours per day)
  • Carrying up to 50 lbs — Occasionally
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs — Occasionally
  • More than normal talking
  • Some contact with a living collection of plants and animals in a central Florida climate
  • Flexibility in working Saturdays and evenings
  • Flexibility in working holidays
  • Ability to interact with and be around animals
  • Ability to work outdoors for extended lengths of time
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature and humidity
  • Exposure to salt water


Summer Interns will all start Tuesday May 24, 2016.


Internship is 10 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 32 hours per week is required and interns must be available Saturdays from 9am-5pm and an additional Friday or Sunday shift.


Sustainability Intern- Filled
 

Our interns participate in exciting projects and assignments that support our mission and vision.  Interns work on their own and with team members to ensure that all programming presented is engaging, innovative and effective, as determined by evaluation, and in direct support of the mission of The Florida Aquarium. We aim to inspire confident ambassadors who are passionate about supporting sustainability within their community. Interns will:
 

  • Assist in the development and implementation of sustainability messaging.
  • Aid in the enhancement of the Aquarium recycling program.
  • Engage the public through a variety of activities and conservation messaging at offsite community events throughout the semester.

 

Requirements:


Must be college sophomore or higher and up to 6 months post graduate with a GPA of 2.5/4.0.
 

Must have a sustainability focus (major/minor/masters/PhD) or basic understanding of sustainability and an interest in sustainable business.
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, resourcefulness, and collaboration skills.
Strong ability to multitask, handle details, and stay organized.


Summer Interns will all start Tuesday May 24, 2016.

Internship is 10 weeks in duration in which at least 1 project must be completed. A minimum of 16 hours per week is required and interns must be available on one weekday and one weekend day.

 


 
 

Ready to apply? Find out how on the main internship page here.

Not sure if the deadline to apply has passed? Check on our Important Dates and Deadlines page here.
 


All internships are non-paid.