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Thursday: Closed
Friday: 9:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM

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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    Coral Nursery

Development    Education    Horticulture     Human Resources

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 – December 1
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by December 15
  • 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

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