Roanoke Island Internships

Internship opportunities

College students can explore their interests and gain practical work experience through an 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 internships. Our internships last for 10 weeks with possible evening, weekend and holiday work required. Start and end dates are flexible.

Summer 2023 State of NC Internship Programs:
Governed by the NC Department of Administration’s Council for Women and Youth Involvement, the annual North Carolina Internship Program offers a 10-week, paid internship for North Carolina residents who are attending college, interested in careers in state government. 2023 State of North Carolina internship applicants must be a permanent North Carolina resident attending a college, university, law school, community college or technical institute in North Carolina or a North Carolina resident attending an equivalent institution out of state.

Animal Husbandry and Horticulture Internship: (In person, $12/hour)
Interns will assist the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island’s husbandry and horticulture staff with all aspects of animal care, animal welfare, and conservation horticulture while contributing to the daily operation of a public aquarium featuring North Carolina’s aquatic environments. The care of the living collections supports the Aquarium’s mission to inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s environments and ecosystems.

Marine Education Internship (In person, $12/hour)
Interns will use programming to achieve the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island's mission: to inspire appreciation and conservation or our aquatic environments. Programming includes animal encounters, theater programs, touch pools, dive presentations and possibly outdoor programs. The Aquarium education team aims to incorporate conservation messaging asking our visitors to conserve nature.

Special Activites Programs Internship (In person, $12/hour)
The Special Activity Programs Intern will educate Aquarium visitors through fun activities in an effort to "inspire appreciation and conservation of North Carolina's aquatic environments." This intern will be immersed in indoor and outdoor environmental education and Summer Day Camp teaching experiences with groups of all ages.

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