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.

  • Applications due by Dec. 1.
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week.
  • Required Internship Dates Include:

Jan. 26 | Feb. 10 | March 3 | April 17

  • Applications must be received by April 1.
  • Interns work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
  • Required internship dates Include:

June 5 | June 23 | July 19 | August 15

  • Applications must be received by Aug. 1.
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week.
  • Required Internship Dates Include:

Sept. 6 | Sept. 20 | Nov. 17 | Nov. 28

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

For information or questions regarding The Florida Aquarium's internship program, please contact Melissa Dude, Volunteer Program Manager at