2020 Maritime Summer Internships

  • Maritime Gloucester
  • Feb 13, 2020
Internship- Unpaid Biology - Ecology Climate Change/ Resiliency Communication - Public Outreach Conservation/ Natural Resources Cultural Resources Environmental Education - Interpretation Fisheries - Marine Science - Aquatic Biology

Job Description

At Maritime Gloucester we have 2 internship tracks: Education and Aquatic Animal Husbandry. Internships are designed to be a learning experience for any college student or recent graduate. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to gain real-world experience and valuable professional development while exploring a career in public marine education and/or aquatic animal husbandry.


Please read the entire description of both internships to determine which track is best for you at:



Our aquarium is home to local species that are brought to us by different branches of our community. Aquarium Interns will work closely with our aquarium manager to gain skills in aquarium equipment and tank maintenance as well as animal husbandry. Aquarium Interns engage with the public, assist visitors with proper animal interactions at our touch tank and assist staff with educational programs. The goal for our aquarium interns is to gain the skills and familiarity with our aquarium systems so that they can operate our aquarium systems without guidance. 



Maritime Gloucester’s historic and active working waterfront site is an amazing resource for the community and visitors.  Working with staff, education interns will gain skills as educators in hands on interpretive design, curriculum development and teaching techniques.  Education interns will assist staff in public programming including field trips and daily drop in programs, with the goal to gain knowledge, skills and confidence for a professional track in education.


Internship time commitment

  • At least 2 full days per week for at least an 8 week period. Extending the internship is a possibility for exceptional candidates.


Desired qualities: 

  • A passion for learning, self-responsibility, ability to take initiative and a desire to grow professionally.
  • Biology, marine biology, environmental education experience or prior field experience preferred but not necessary.


Job Level



Nonprofit- NGO