COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL INTERNSHIPS

OUR COLLEGE INTERNS 

At Maritime Gloucester we have 3 internship tracks:  Marine Education, Aquarium, and Public History. 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, aquatic animal husbandry, or history education. Please read the entire description of internships to determine which track is best for you.  We also offer High School Junior Internships, Junior interns will assist Maritime Gloucester’s education and aquarium staff and college interns, more details can be found below. 

 

2022 COLLEGE AQUARIUM INTERN

We are no longer accepting summer aquarium internships. Please inquire in the fall about new school year opportunities. Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for college students and recent college graduates. Interns will assist aquarium staff with tank system maintenance and animal husbandry in our outdoor sea-pocket aquarium and brand new indoor Maritime Science Education Center. Interns will learn about the local marine species of Gloucester and teach our visitors about the biodiversity of animals and habitats that can be found right in our backyard. Interns will also gain experience in developing their own program, activity, or temporary exhibit throughout the summer for visitors to enjoy and participate in. Internships are unpaid. Maritime Gloucester does not provide housing or transportation.

 

Tasks include:

  • Interacting with the public: discussing ocean science, assisting visitors with proper animal handling techniques, talking about local culture and history, and assisting with educational programs

  • Maintaining aquarium tanks and systems: cleaning tanks of algae and debris, monitoring water quality, performing routine tank and systems maintenance, and feeding the animals

  • Working on an independent project: interactive displays, temporary exhibits, featured species activities, drop-in programs, etc. of your choosing

  • Maintaining appearance of aquarium and other campus spaces

 

Desired qualities:

  • Major in biology, environmental science, marine science, or animal science is preferred

  • Experience working with animals is preferred

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and climb ladders (no more than 6ft.)

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be able to work well independently and in groups

 

Time commitment:

  • Minimum of 2 full days (times vary by day) from May 28 - August 27*
     

*Dates may vary due to individual college’s academic calendar

2022 COLLEGE EDUCATION INTERN

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for college students and recent college graduates. Interns will assist Maritime Gloucester’s education and aquarium staff with drop-in public education activities, week-long summer programs, field trips, and community fieldwork experiences. Interns will learn about the local marine species of Gloucester and teach our visitors about the biodiversity of animals and habitats that can be found right in our backyard. Interns will also gain knowledge and experience in our working waterfront through assisting in hands-on maritime activities in and around boats. Interns will also gain experience in developing their own program, activity, or temporary exhibit throughout the summer for visitors to enjoy and participate in. Internships are unpaid. Maritime Gloucester does not provide housing or transportation.

 

Tasks include:

  • Interacting with the public: discussing ocean science, assisting Maritime Gloucester staff with education programs and field trips, talking about local culture and history, and assisting with aquarium visitors

  • Developing drop-in programs: featured creature activities, both kids-level and adult-level educational programs, pop-up activities

  • Working on an independent project: interactive displays, temporary exhibits, featured species activities, drop-in programs, etc. of your choosing

  • Maintaining appearance of classroom and other campus spaces

 

Desired qualities:

  • Major in education, environmental science, or marine science is preferred

  • Experience working with children is preferred

  • Experience working in/around boats is preferred

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must be able to work well independently and in groups

 

Time commitment:

  • Minimum of 2 full days (times vary by day) from May 28 - August 27*
     

*Dates may vary due to individual college’s academic calendar

 

2022 JUNIOR INTERN PROGRAM (16+ years old)

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer intern opportunities for high school students who are going into their junior or senior year. Junior interns will assist Maritime Gloucester’s education and aquarium staff and college interns with animal husbandry and aquarium system maintenance, drop-in public education activities, week-long summer programs, and community fieldwork experiences. Junior interns will learn about the local marine species of Gloucester and teach our visitors about the biodiversity of animals and habitats that can be found right in our backyard. Interns will also gain knowledge and experience in our working waterfront through assisting in hands-on maritime activities in and around boats. Internships are unpaid. Maritime Gloucester does not provide housing or transportation.

 

Tasks include:

  • Interacting with the public: discussing ocean science, assisting Maritime Gloucester staff with education programs and field trips, assisting with aquarium visitors and teaching them proper animal handling

  • Maintaining aquarium tanks and systems: cleaning tanks of algae and debris, monitoring water quality, performing routine tank and systems maintenance

  • Maintaining appearance of classroom, aquarium, and other campus spaces

 

Desired qualities:

  • Interest in education, environmental science, animal science, or marine science is preferred

  • Experience working with children is preferred

  • Experience working in/around boats is preferred

  • Must be at least 16 years of age

  • Must be able to work well independently and in groups

 

Time commitment:

  • Minimum of 1 full day or 2 half-days from June 19 - September 3*
     

*Dates may vary due to individual college’s academic calendar

 

College Public History Internships

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid summer internships for college students and recent college graduates. Interns will assist in interpreting Maritime Gloucester’s historic property through guided tours, assisting visitors in our gallery, and research into our local maritime history. There may also be opportunities to assist with drop-in public activities, special projects, and exhibits as they arise.

 

Interns will learn about local maritime heritage and fisheries history of Gloucester and will teach our visitors about the significance of America’s Oldest Seaport. Interns will also gain knowledge and experience on our working waterfront and may be called upon for hands-on maritime activities in and around boats. Internships are unpaid. Maritime Gloucester does not provide housing or transportation.

 

Tasks include:

  • Interacting with the public: leading or assisting with guided tours for walk-in visitors and scheduled group tours. discussing ocean science, talking about local culture and history, and assisting with visitor questions.

  • Historical research and assisting with creating exhibits and site interpretation.

  • Assisting Maritime Gloucester staff with heritage related programs and public events.

  • Maintaining the appearance of the Gorton’s Seafood Gallery, outdoor exhibits and other campus spaces.

 

Desired qualities:

  • Undergraduate/Graduate student preferably with a focus on Public History/History Major.

  • Experience with historical research and writing.

  • Experience working with the public, including children, is preferred.

  • Familiarity working in/around boats is preferred but not required.

  • Graphic design and/or exhibit creation experience is a big plus.

  • Must be at least 18 years of age.

  • Must be able to work well independently and in groups.

 

Time commitment:

  • Minimum of 2 full days (times vary by day) from May 28 - August 27*
     

*Dates may vary due to individual college’s academic calendar

We also have volunteer opportunities that are available year-round and can allow a more flexible time commitment. Please click here if you are interested in volunteering.