Internships

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 nonprofit aquarium/attraction industry and environmental conservation organization field.

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 offers a variety of internships each term. Please click each of the positions listed below for a detailed description of the internship.

 

Internship Dates & Deadlines

 

SPRING

(JANUARY – APRIL) 14 Weeks

  • Applications for the Spring Term will be accepted between October 1st – October 31st
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by December 1st
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed


SUMMER

(MAY - AUGUST) 12 Weeks

  • Applications for the Summer term will be accepted between January 15th – February 28th
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by April 1st 
  • Interns work a minimum of 32 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed

 

FALL

(SEPTEMBER - DECEMBER) 14 Weeks

  • Applications for the Fall term will be accepted between May 15th – June 30th
  • Applicants will be notified of their selection status by August 1st 
  • Interns work a minimum of 16 hours per week
  • At least one project must be completed
 

Internship Details

  • Applications will not be accepted after the application deadline 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

Once an application period is open for an internship term a link will be available HERE. 

Included in the application you will need to upload a Statement of Interest, a current Resume or Curriculum Vitae, and any other supporting documents that will strengthen your application. All uploaded documents will need to be in the PDF format.

If you have any questions about our Internship Program please email us at  internships@flaquarium.org.