Our interns are passionate individuals with a desire to pass their knowledge and experiences along to our attendees. Interns will learn how to create a positive and encouraging learning atmosphere. By shadowing our staff, interns will learn to work with program attendees who have a range of ages and abilities. All interns are required to aid in the identification of various samples and assist in animal husbandry. Data collected will be utilized for larger research efforts. Interns will also be encouraged to learn various teaching techniques in an open classroom setting. In some cases, college credit may be received for these efforts. In order to ensure that credit may be obtained, academic advisors should be consulted well in advance prior to the start of our program.


  • Assist Support Staff and Lead Scientists in a wide array of lessons and activities
  • Share a minimum of one lesson/presentation per session
  • Submit weekly data logs



  • Higher Education preferred. Select High School juniors and seniors considered
  • Capable of following directions independently
  • Punctual and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work in a group setting
  • Pass a background check
  • Passionate about marine sciences and conservation

Physical Demands

  • Physical ability to lead and participate in program activities, including but not limited to: Dissections, seining, hiking, kayaking and moving gear and equipment
  • Assist in a contained but variable outdoor setting, where conditions may include but not be limited to: sudden wind and rain events, extreme heat, changing tides etc.