For the safety of our guests, the Splash Pad, our outdoor children's play area, is closed until summer 2017 as we renovate our outdoor plaza area. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

Florida Aquarium Internships

START YOUR CAREER WITH A SPLASH


Internships are designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with an exclusive and hands-on opportunity to gain experience in the aquarium industry. Our unique program combines detailed training with applied work experience 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. 



The Florida Aquarium is currently recruiting for their summer internship term. Please click each of the positions listed below for a detailed description of the internship.

Instructional Design

Public Relations

Development

Entertainment

Sales/Events

Exhibit Education

Education- Animal Care

Husbandry- Fish & Invertebrates

Husbandry- Wetlands Dome

Husbandry- Water Quality



INTERNSHIP DATES & DEADLINES


SPRING (JANUARY-APRIL) - 12 Weeks

·   Applications due by December 1st.
·   Interns work a minimum of 16 hours/week.
·   Required Internship Dates Include:
    January 28th            February 25th
    March 30th               April 18th                    


SUMMER (MAY-AUGUST) – 10 Weeks

·   Applications must be received by April 1st.
·   Interns work a minimum of 32 hours/week
·   Required Internship Dates Include:
    May 30th                  June 17th        
    July 20th                   August 5th                  
 

FALL (SEPTEMBER-DECEMBER) - 12 Weeks

·   Applications must be received by August 1st.
·   Interns work a minimum of 16 hours/week
·   Required Internship Dates Include:
    September 9th         September 30th  
    November 15th        December 8th                        
 

INTERNSHIP DETAILS
  • Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline.
  • Applicants must meet the required dates and minimum time requirements of the internship.
  • All internships are unpaid and any lodging or transportation needs are the responsibility of the applicant.
  • All applications must be submitted online

 

APPLY FOR AN INTERNSHIP
Please send a cover letter, resume, schedule availability, and any accompanying documentation to our internship mailbox at internships@flaquarium.org.
For information or questions regarding the internship program, please contact our Manager of Volunteer Services, Chelsea Gomez at cgomez@flaquarium.org.