- Visit the Aquarium
- Animals & Exhibits
- Fun & Learning
- Aquatic Research
If you are interested in one the departments below, please submit ONLY a completed application form. The Intern Coordinator will contact you by phone to discuss possible internship projects within the department of your choice. If an opportunity is available you will be asked to submit all application materials.
A short description of each department appears below.
The Guest Services Department is responsible for ensuring a quality visit for all our guests. Ticket sales, group entry and exhibit interpretation are all handled through Guest Services.
The Advancement Department coordinates fundraising for the Aquarium, a nonprofit organization, by pursuing donations, grants and major gifts. Staff from this department also assist with the organization of special events.
The Facilities Department provides life-support services for all exhibits and maintains a comfortable environment for visitors and staff. This department maintains mechanical, electrical and refrigeration systems and assists with the design, installation and maintenance of gardens and grounds around the Aquarium and outdoor exhibits. The Housekeeping function comes under the Facilities Department as does Safety and Security.
The Membership Department is responsible for developing a constituency for Mystic Aquarium by serving, motivating and maintaining current members as well as soliciting new members. This department is responsible for selling and renewing memberships, admitting members when they visit, communicating with members via digital and print correspondence, developing various programs, events and promotions, as well as providing excellent customer service to ensure the satisfaction and retention of our members.
If you have questions about the Intern Program, please contact us at (860) 572-5955 ext. 306.
Application packet deadlines:
Spring semester: September 30
Summer semester: January 31
Fall semester: May 31
The student must be enrolled in or recently graduated from college in order to participate. Internships are open to both undergraduate and graduate students. If the student’s college offers credit for internships, it is the student’s responsibility to arrange for the credit.
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