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 spring internship term. Please click each of the positions listed below for a detailed description of the internship.


Internship Dates & Deadlines

All internships are 10-12 weeks.

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.