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- Spring

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. Must have a passion for working with people and for developing awareness of the threats facing our blue planet.


Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.

Internship is 12 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 at least one weekend day.



Guest Engagement Internship- Spring

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. Internship requirements also include:
 

  • 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

Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.

Internship is 12 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 at least one weekend day.

Sustainability Intern- Spring
 

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.



Fall interns will all start Friday September 2nd.

Internship is 12 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 at least 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.