We've taken a few educational boat trips over the years but yours was by far the best all-around experience. The highlight had to be the breadth of sea life we pulled up and got a chance to investigate, interact with and, of course, learn about."
– Rockland County, NY, camp director
For high school students, an internship is a perfect introduction to biology and the challenges of working with live animals in an aquarium. Often college students can receive course credit, fulfill degree requirements and gain valuable practical experience by working as an Aquarium intern. Previous interns have gone on to full-time jobs at The Maritime Aquarium, Sea World, Mystic Aquarium, Georgia Aquarium, Scripps Institute and other aquariums, as well as careers in related fields like veterinary medicine.
We will accept applications for a waiting list. You may also wish to consider applying for an internship over a long winter or semester break.
You must submit all requested forms and paperwork in a single application package only. Mail all requested forms and paperwork IN ONE PACKAGE to: Internships, The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk, 10 N. Water St., Norwalk, CT 06854.
Incomplete applications and packets will NOT be considered.
Candidates are allowed only one application every six months. Be sure yours is 100% complete.
Download the appropriate brochure/application form*:
Follow the instructions on the form to submit an application.
College students looking for real world experience in marketing, advertising, public relations and graphic design are invited to apply for unpaid internships at The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk.
“Our promise to interns is they will work with ‘live ammunition.’ If their work is up to standards, it will appear in the Aquarium’s advertising, news coverage, web site, social media and more,” said Chris Loynd, the Aquarium’s marketing director. “My goal is to offer every intern the opportunity to build a robust portfolio case study, while also promoting the Aquarium and supporting its mission."
The successful marketing intern at The Maritime Aquarium will generate content within the context of the Aquarium’s overall marketing strategy. Content must be well-researched, sparkling, bright and creative. It will be grounded in scientific, educational and environmental precepts. (A science background is not necessarily required.) Content may be expressed in words, photos, video or personal presentation. It can be disseminated through print, broadcast, Internet, outdoor, events and more. This year there is a special interest in social media, blogging, and video production. We are also interested in “out of the box” initiatives, events and stunts.
Past intern projects include the Aquarium’s first Facebook page and “VidGames Colossal,” a promotion where moviegoers played videogames on the Aquarium’s giant IMAX® screen.
Connecticut’s second-largest family tourist attraction, The Maritime Aquarium draws some 500,000 visitors per year. More than 2,000 animals represent 300-plus species. In addition to the exhibits, the Aquarium also operates an IMAX® movie theater and the research vessel Oceanic. It is the only aquarium dedicated to Long Island Sound.
Summer marketing interns are asked to dedicate a minimum of 3 days per week for at least a 6 week commitment. You must demonstrate college course work in journalism, marketing or communications. Internships can be tailored to meet your schedule and are also available during the school year. Priority is given to students completing internships for credit. We can work with your school administrators to meet credit requirements. All work produced by interns remains the property of The Maritime Aquarium. Internships are unpaid.