Summer Youth Interns at Birch Aquarium


Help visitors from around the world discover the wonders of the ocean. Inspire conservation and showcase the groundbreaking research at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, all while gaining valuable experience in your chosen field. Both established programs and individual opportunities are available. 

Summer Learning Adventures Informal Educator Internship

Summer 2016 applications

As an Informal Educator in our Summer Learning Adventures program, you will guide children ages 4-15 to explore the wonders of marine science during classroom and field programs. Working with Birch Aquarium instructors, you will gain valuable experience in pre-K through eighth grade education as it occurs in an informal science setting. We are looking for motivated high school and college students who have good communication skills, basic knowledge of biology or marine science, and enjoy working with children ages 4-15. Punctual, reliable and flexible people who can volunteer to work as part of a team, take initiative and work outdoors are invited to apply.

Youth Summer Internship

Summer 2016 applications

Are you a high school student, or recent graduate, looking for invaluable experience, professional connections and unique opportunities?  Birch Aquarium is committed to exposing the next generation of ocean conservationists to diverse careers within the field of marine science. We are seeking enthusiastic teens who are interested in science, have excellent communication skills and who are reliable, flexible and eager to learn. As a Youth Summer Intern, you will increase visitor awareness of local sharks and rays, while encouraging a sense of stewardship and connection to the natural world. You will be interacting with visitors of all ages on a regular basis.  All internships are unpaid.