Internships

Roanoke Island Internships

Unpaid Internship opportunities


College students can explore their interests and gain practical work experience through an unpaid internship. Interns are an integral part of our staff and assist with all aspects of Aquarium operations. You must be at least 18 years old to apply for all of our unpaid internships. Our unpaid internships last for 10 weeks with possible evening, weekend and holiday work required. Start and end dates are flexible.

We will be offering internships for Summer 2022 in the Husbandry and Education Departments. Please see details about each unpaid internship below:

EDUCATIONAL PUBLIC PROGRAMS 

Public Education Program Intern will provide support for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Education Department through exhibit interpretation, discovery carts, delivering public programs and interpreting animal feedings, handling Ambassador Animals, and other assigned projects.     

Schedules will vary and may include weekends, holidays, or evenings.  

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EDUCATION EVENTS 

Public Education Program Intern will provide support for the North Carolina Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s Education Department through exhibit interpretation, discovery carts, delivering public programs, interpreting animal feedings, planning educational events, handling Ambassador Animals, assisting with educational event coordination, and other assigned projects.  

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES INTERNSHIP

Special Activities at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island are hands-on programs with small groups of participants, ranging in duration from one to several hours at a time. Such programs include but are not limited to: children’s summer camps (one-day and week-long, non-residential), kayaking programs, stand-up paddleboarding, crabbing and fishing, marine animal programs, behind-the-scenes tours, virtual programs, dissection labs, beach ecology trips, and salt marsh field trips. Daily requirements of Special Activities Interns include co-leading summer camps and programs, handling live animals for programs, assisting with interpretation in the Sea Senses touch pools gallery, assisting with staffing discovery carts and learning stations, routine cleaning, and other duties as assigned by the Education Curator or permanent Educators. Instructors will work with permanent staff, and occasionally volunteers, and are expected to uphold and encourage a positive and supportive work environment. All staff are required to follow DNCR guidelines regarding Covid-19 safety measures. Schedules will vary and may include weekends, holidays, or evenings.

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