FALL/WINTER COLLEGE INTERNSHIPS

Maritime Gloucester is offering 2 unpaid internship tracts for fall 2022. Descriptions for our Education Internships and Aquarium Internships are listed below. If you are interested in either please fully read the description and then click on the link below to fill out our online application. 

FALL 2022 COLLEGE EDUCATION INTERN

 

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid internships for college students and recent college graduates. Interns will assist
Maritime Gloucester’s education and aquarium staff with drop-in public education activities, field trips,
afterschool programs, 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 experience in developing their own program, activity, or temporary exhibit
throughout the semester 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
● Assisting education staff with on-site field trips and/or in-school visits
● 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 with animals is preferred
● Must be at least 18 years of age
● Must be able to work well independently and in groups

 

Time commitment:
● Minimum of 1 full day or 2 half-days per week (October 1st - December 31st)

FALL 2022 COLLEGE AQUARIUM INTERN

Maritime Gloucester offers unpaid 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 (closed
mid-October) and brand new indoor Maritime Science Education Center (opening this October). 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. Students will also gain experience in developing their own program,
activity, or temporary exhibit throughout the semester 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 1 full day or 2 half-days per week (October 1st - December 31st)

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.