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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.

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

Enrichment Internship

The purpose of the enrichment internship is to give students practical experience in animal enrichment and animal observations. Enrichment interns will learn the importance of enrichment in a captive environment and proper techniques used to created different enrichment items for a variety of species.

The person in this position is to assist the husbandry department in creating enrichment items for the bird, program animal, and marine mammal collections. Interns will not only make a variety of enrichment items, they will also be responsible for observing the animals with these items daily and recording the animal’s behavior and interest level.