National Aquarium Animal Rescue Internship

National Aquarium Animal Rescue interns assist in the rescue, rehabilitation, and release of stranded marine animals and sea turtles, as well as in outreach efforts of National Aquarium Animal Rescue. This internship is only offered for fall and spring terms.

Essential Functions

  • Animal care: Participate in rescue and release trips, daily feeding, medical treatments, facility maintenance including cleaning and water changes, behavioral observations, and record keeping
  • Outreach: Interpret the National Aquarium Animal Rescue artifacts and conservation messages, and participate in seasonal outreach and public education programs both at the Aquarium and off-site
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Are college juniors or seniors majoring in environmental science or a related field, with course work in biology and ecology
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term, eight hours per day, one day per week.

Application Deadlines

This position is NOT available for the winter or summer terms.

  • November 1 for spring term
  • May 1 for fall term

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