Field Conservation Intern

National Aquarium - Intern - Baltimore, MD

InternshipEstimated: $27,000 - $38,000 a year
Conservation intern assists Field Conservation Staff in the implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative.

Conservation intern assists Field Conservation Staff in the implementation of the Chesapeake Bay Initiative.

Essential Functions:
Assist with field projects including habitat plantings monitoring and maintenance.
Collect water quality data and animal biodiversity observations of the Baltimore Harbor.
Accompany staff to surrounding Maryland middle and high schools to assist with classroom lessons focused on Bay ecology.
Light technical and clerical assistance within the office.
Helps perform public relation functions associated with conservation programs.
Participates in Conservation Department staff meetings as necessary.

Must be enrolled in an accredited college pursuing a degree in biology or ecology related field.
Must be comfortable working outside in extreme weather (rain heat cold) and be capable of lifting 50 lbs.
Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term.
Internships at the National Aquarium provide hands-on and minds-on experiences that add value to any college education. Applying classroom knowledge interns obtain valuable job experience and establish professional contacts.

College internship positions are available year-round in many departments throughout the Aquarium. The Aquarium makes every effort to match interns to work that complements their studies interests and skills.

The National Aquarium is committed to diversity and invites individuals who bring a diversity of culture experience and ideas to apply.


Recently named one of Baltimore’s Best Places to Work the National Aquarium opened in 1981 as a nonprofit aquatic education and conservation organization the jewel of the city’s Inner Harbor redevelopment. SmartCEO Magazine honored the National Aquarium with the Healthiest Workplace award and the Corporate Culture award in 2016. With a mission to inspire conservation of the world’s aquatic treasures the Aquarium is consistently ranked one of the nation’s two top aquariums and has hosted over 51 million guests since opening.

Today the National Aquarium builds on a 37-year history of local regional and global conservation initiatives that provide real solutions for protecting marine life ecosystems and aquatic communities. Its Animal Rescue team has rescued rehabilitated and released hundreds of marine mammals and endangered sea turtles throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Its Animal Welfare and Science teams participate in important research efforts to confront pressing ocean conservation issues and advocate for smarter policies at local state and federal levels. Through education research conservation action and advocacy the National Aquarium is pursuing a vision to change the way humanity cares for our ocean planet.

HOW TO APPLY Interested and engaged applicants should apply through our website. Requests for reasonable accommodation can be made by e-mailing

Internships are unpaid and there is no reimbursement for transportation or housing.