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Education Internship

Our internship program provides college-level students the opportunity to become part of an informal education team, working side by side with Aquarium professionals, and gaining knowledge through hands-on experience. In this program our interns will develop classroom management skills, practice public speaking, and teach in a classroom setting. All education internships are unpaid.

Commitment: As an education intern your minimum commitment would be 12 weeks, 20-40 hours per week. This opportunity is only available in the summer.


  • Engage students with summer day camp programs by facilitating classroom discussions, games, crafts, and teaching marine science related activities.
  • Interpret with guests about the Aquarium’s animal collection in exhibit galleries or at stations such as shark lagoon or ray pool.
  • Participate in education public programs such as outreaches, weekend family programs, whale watches, and overnights.
  • Complete an intern project.


  • Experience working with children.
  • Working towards or recently completed Bachelor degree
  • Basic marine science or marine biology knowledge preferred, but not required
  • Experience working in camps or other informal settings preferred, but not required
  • Previous customer service experience is preferred, but not required


  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • General PC knowledge in Microsoft Word®, Excel®, and PowerPoint®