Our internship program reflects our mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. Internships are available fall, spring and summer in most departments, allowing students of all ages to experience the unique character of the Aquarium and enhance their personal and professional development.
Each semester is approximately 16 weeks long. The spring semester runs from January to May, summer from May to August and fall from September to December. Exact start and end dates may be flexible as determined by the departmental needs and interns’ schedule.
Under the direction of Fish & Invertebrates, interns will feed and maintain the exhibits and holding areas for the reptiles, amphibians and insects within our care.
Interns must have a flexible schedule and work five days per week.
- Must be able to lift 50 pounds
- Food preparation
- Feed reptiles, amphibians and insect collection
- Maintenance of terrariums (scrubbing, water changes, water/air monitoring, filter maintenance, water analysis) under supervision
- Clean food-prep and other back-up areas
- Assist new exhibit construction and collection of specimens
- Life support operations
- Possible assistance with fish and invertebrate care and husbandry