Internship and Externship Opportunities

Take your education to a new depth!

The Texas State Aquarium provides internship and externship opportunities for students looking for invaluable experience, professional connections and unique opportunities. They are available in a variety of areas throughout the Aquarium. Our internships and externships are typically offered in the fall, spring and summer and we accept applications year round – deadlines for each term are specified below. Not all areas will have positions available during all semesters.


Applicants must:

  • Be a college student or recent graduate (within 6mo), Husbandry applicants must be 18 and over
  • Submit an internship/externship application, resume, AND cover letter
  • Submit two letters of recommendation from employers, professors, or community leaders
  • Interview with Aquarium Staff*
  • Pass a criminal background check if 18 or older. If under 18, provide two letters of recommendation from teachers, employers or community leaders
  • Complete Internship/Externship/Volunteer Orientation. If internship/externship is a paid position, intern must complete all employment orientation and paperwork requirements through the HR department.
  • Complete any other training classes and pre-requisites required for your chosen position
  • Any applicable university or college credit must be arranged by the student through his/her institution
  • All housing and transportation must be arranged by the intern.

*Only applicants that are selected for an interview will be notified of their application status.

Spring term:

Application Deadline: November 15

Proposed Intern period: January – April

 Summer term:

Application Deadline: March 31

Proposed Intern period: May – August

 Fall term:

Application Deadline: July 31

Proposed Intern period: September – December

 Internships are available in the following areas:

  • Marine Mammal
  • Information Technology
  • Animal Wellness
  • Guest Engagement
  • Human Resources
  • Volunteer Program
  • Youth Volunteer Program
  • Engagement and inclusion Program
  • Graphic Design

We plan on bringing the following back soon, but please refrain from adding them to the list until I hear back from supervisors.

  • Veterinary Care (Externship Only)
  • Development/Fundraising
  • Wildlife Rescue

Click here to find out which internships are open at this time. If the one you are interested in is not currently posted, check back regularly for updates.