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Internships

Start Your Career with a Splash

As a conservation-based attraction, The Florida Aquarium is proud to offer a wide variety of internships designed to provide college students and recent college graduates with an exclusive and hands-on opportunity to gain experience within the nonprofit aquarium/attraction industry and in the field of environmental conservation.

Our unique program combines detailed training with applied work experience, resulting in a comprehensive and dynamic work-study experience. All while under the guidance and coaching of a qualified aquarium professional. Only a small number of interns are accepted each semester to allow for a more personal experience. Each internship reflects our mission “to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of our natural environment.”

The Florida Aquarium offers a variety of internships.

Animal Care and Health    Business Development    Development

Education    Horticulture    Marine Operations

Sea Turtle Rehabilitation    Veterinary Externship

These specialized internships are designed to provide valuable hands-on experience at an Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited, world-class facility. 

Internship Dates and Deadlines

  • Applications for the fall term will be accepted June 15-June 30
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by August 1
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed during the internship period

  • Applications for the spring term will be accepted October 15-31
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by December 1
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed during the internship period

  • Applications for the summer term will be accepted February 15-28
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by April 1
  • Interns work a minimum of 32 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed during the internship period

Internship Details

  • Applications are only accepted during the application period for each term

  • 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

Applications will be available here when an application period opens. 

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