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College Internships

Internships at the Aquarium of the Pacific are structured for college students and recent graduates who are interested in playing a direct role in ensuring our oceans are vital and healthy for generations to come. Our internships are typically offered in the fall, spring and summer and we accept applications year round. All applicants should be organized, self motivated, and have excellent people skills. All internship positions are on a voluntary basis only; we do not offer paid intern positions. Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the candidate.

Once accepted, new interns participate in a one-day training, Aquarium 101, plus additional departmental on-the-job training.

Applicants must:

  • Be a college student or recent graduate, Husbandry applicants must be 18 or over
  • Submit an internship application, resume, cover letter
  • Interview with Aquarium Staff*
  • Pass a background check

*Only those applicants who are selected for an interview will be notified of their application status. Applicants selected for an interview will be contacted during the month following the application deadline. (For example, if the deadline is March 31, contact will occur in April.)

Spring term:
Application Deadline: November 13
Proposed Intern period: January-April

Summer term:
Application Deadline: March 11
Proposed Intern period: May-August

Fall term:
Application Deadline: July 15
Proposed Intern period: September-December

Positions Available:

Carefully review all of the internship requirements and instructions for each position that you are applying for before you submit your application.

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