The Roundhouse seeks to provide opportunities that encourage and cultivate our future marine advocates. Our internship programs allows students or recent graduates to gain experience working in an aquarium, learning about our local marine ecosystems, and educating both children and adults. We hope to be a resource that leads our interns towards their specific aspirations and provide the experience they need to continue.
We offer a Summer Camp Counselor Internship as well as a General Roundhouse Internship. To become a Roundhouse Aquarium Intern, review our requirements and fill out the online application. Check out more details below!
What better way to gain experience than spending your days in the summer sun, next to the beach, motivating and engaging the future generations to come? Educational Interns (Summer Camp Counselors) assist marine educators by preparing lessons and educating children during our summer camp sessions, which occur Monday through Friday from 9 am – 12pm. This summer internship is a great opportunity to improve public speaking and leadership skills while also experiencing the splendor of being an inspiration to many young children.
Summer Camp Counselors are required to be at least 18 years of age and enrolled or recently graduated from a college or university. Summer Camp Counselors must be highly responsible, reliable, enthusiastic, and leaders that take initiative (especially over our Junior Camp Counselors). Because we do offer beach days during camp, interns must be comfortable in the water and able to swim. CPR and life guard certification not required but an advantage.
Summer Camp Counselors must commit to a minimum of 6 weeks of camp, working Monday through Friday from 8:30 am – 12:30 pm. Roundhouse Interns may also apply for the general Roundhouse Internship and complete aquarist tasks after camp. Program Dates normally run from Early July to late August (exact dates TBA).
Beyond lectures and text books, it’s also important to become more involved and gain experiences first hand. Becoming a Roundhouse Intern is the perfect opportunity to expand your knowledge of marine science by surrounding yourself in local marine life and educating others. The Roundhouse takes pride in allowing our interns to experience a plethora of tasks including aquarist responsibilities (scrubbing, siphoning, and feeding), Volunteer Coordinator tasks (leading volunteers, using our volunteer computer program, and organizing schedules), and educational tasks (Feature Creature, monthly theme of the month, and educating the public). We also offer both weekday and weekend shifts in order to accommodate intern schedules.
Roundhouse interns are required to commit to at least 12-15 hours a week for a minimum of 4 months (one semester). Applicants who are interested must be highly responsible, reliable, flexible, and comfortable with working in salty, cold, and wet environments. Roundhouse interns are required to be at least 18 years of age and enrolled or recently graduated from a college or university. CPR certification an advantage.
To apply for our Roundhouse Internship, complete an online intern application. Once you have passed the application process, you will be asked to come in for an interview with Brittney Olaes, the Volunteer and Education Coordinator.
If you are interested in becoming a Roundhouse Volunteer, please complete our Online Internship Application
Become an Educational Intern and assist in the fun and wacky science adventures we go on during Summer Camp at the Roundhouse. Learn more