Aquarium Internships

Marine Biology Summer Internship

The College Intern Program is designed to give college students, who are 18 years of age and older, the opportunity to have an in-depth, hands-on experience working in the aquarium profession. This internship program offers students the opportunity to learn about the various areas of an aquarium and the chance to obtain some entry-level experience. The internships are non-paid. Interns accepted into the program will be responsible for the purchase of a uniform shirt(s) and will also be responsible for providing their own room and board.


To apply, please provide a resume and a cover letter which outlines your area of interest and your availability. In addition, please include the internship you are applying for in the subject line of your email.


Current Internship Opportunities:

Exhibit Educator Intern

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. Internship is 12-15 weeks in duration in which 1-2 projects may be completed. Interns 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. Interns should be available two to three days per week with one day possibly being a weekend day, and must commit to the duration of the internship. 
Application Prerequisites:
Must be enrolled in a degree program. 
Must submit resume, an unofficial transcript, two letters of reference and a cover letter which outlines your area of interest and your availability. 
Internships are on a volunteer basis. 
How to apply:
Select the internship that best fits your needs. Email application materials to: or Fax to : (813) 273-4161

Deadlines for 2014/2015 applications:
Fall Semester 2014- August 9 2014
Spring Semester 2015- December 13 2014 
Summer Semester 2015- May 9 2015
Fall Semester 2015- August 8 2015
All internships are non-paid.

Contact us for more information: 813-273-4121 or