New England Aquarium

About New England Aquarium

The New England Aquarium, which opened in 1969, is a global leader in ocean exploration and marine conservation. The Aquarium is one of the premier visitor attractions in Boston, with over 1.3 million visitors a year, and a major public education resource. The Aquarium is redefining what it means to be an aquarium: combining education, entertainment and action to address the most challenging problems facing the ocean. Through a wide variety of educational programs and conservation initiatives, we make a lasting impact globally. Want to work with sea turtles? What about penguins or seals? Fish not your thing? We have plenty of non-profit management, conservation, research, and education related positions available.


Marine Mammal Research and Education Intern

May 2019 Boston, MA
“I had an extraordinary experience working for the New England Aquarium as a Marine Mammal Research and Education Intern. Working on the Whale Watching boats, I was able to conduct both data collection on marine mammals as well as discuss environmental conservation. I collected data on the identification, behavior, and location of marine mammals in Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, as well information about weather and marine debris. Furthermore, I was able to engage a broad public audience by discussing themes such as the impact of climate change on humpback whales. I was granted immense responsibility, and enjoyed the chance to advance skills such as fieldwork data collection and public engagement. Furthermore, I loved the team dynamic of my division and the opportunity to be in a productive and engaging learning environment. ”

Aquarist Intern

June 2019 - August 2019 Boston, MA
“Having the opportunity to work with a variety of different animals from fish to octopuses. ”
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