Aquarium Internship Program

The Aquarium Internship will provide valuable experience in several areas of biology while working hands-on with a variety of aquatic species and reptiles. Interns will learn the workings of small and large marine systems and the animal ecology behind each species. The Aquarium Internship is broken down into three different areas: Bony Fish and Invertebrates, Elasmobranchs, and Reptiles. Interns will spend time in each separate area and will be involved in different aspects of these areas, including guest programs, animal diet preparation, cleaning of animal habitats, narrating chats, and feeding and training animals.  (All Gulfarium internships are unpaid, voluntary positions)


  • Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate schooling
  • Commitment of 3 days a week for a four month period
  • Ability to work varied shifts/weekends/holidays
  • Ability to work in all weather conditions
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Excellent teamwork skills
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Strong swimming ability
  • Open Water SCUBA certification preferred, not required


Session Dates Application Deadline
Winter/ Spring (January - April) November 15th
Summer (May - August) March 15th
Fall (September - December) July 15th

Application Procedure

All interested parties must submit the following:

  • Completed job application
  • Cover letter, resume, and 3 references
  • Official college transcripts




Applications can be mailed to:

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Attention: Aquarium Intern Coordinator
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Documents can be scanned and emailed to:


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