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
  • Veterinary Care (Externship Only)

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.