2024 Application for the Aquarium Sciences Internship at the Maria Mitchell Association

Deadline: February 1, 2024, 11pm EST

Fill out the following online form. Provide the names and relevant information of three people who are familiar with your academic accomplishments, your marine research and/or animal care experience or potential. At the bottom of this page, please upload the following documents in PDF format. Upon submission of the application you will receive an automated email confirmation. This email will contain a PDF file of your entire application, including your uploaded PDF documents, if your documentation was uploaded successfully. Please note: If you do not receive this completed PDF file, your application materials were not uploaded successfully and will not be processed. If you need assistance saving your documents in PDF format, please contact naturalscience@mariamitchell.org.

1) Cover Letter and Application Questions:

Create one document that includes your one page cover letter and the answers to these questions (answer each question in 10 sentences or fewer):

1. Describe a situation where you took on responsibility to meet deadlines, organize people and/or made an extra effort to finish a group project.
2. Why are you interested in Marine Science and Aquariums?
3. What experience do you have caring for live animals?
4. What experience do you have working with kids or adults in an education setting?
5. What role do you usually find yourself playing when working with a group?
6. Describe a time your supportive actions helped someone succeed.
7. What dates are you available to work? Ranging from (5/22/23-10/31/23)

2) Resume/CV:

Two pages maximum. Include information about any previous internships, jobs, or volunteer experience relevant to your application

3) Transcripts:

Unofficial are okay. If you have multiple transcripts, please combine them into a single PDF file. Please be sure that you are not attempting to submit a secured PDF file.

Questions may be sent to Jack Dubinsky, Aquarium Director, at naturalscience@mariamitchell.org.

Please Note: The MMA will follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance and continue to require all employees to receive a primary COVID-19 vaccination series and one booster in 2023. It is highly recommended that all community members stay up-to-date with their vaccinations and receive further boosters when and if eligible.

The Maria Mitchell Association is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Please see https://www.mariamitchell.org/internships-and-fellowships for other internship opportunities in marine biology, natural sciences, astronomy, education, historic preservation, history, art history, development, and marketing.

Contact Information

First name
Last name
Address line 1
Address line 2
Zip/Postal Code

Personal Information

Race/Ethnicity (Optional)
Are you a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident (yes/no)
Do you have a valid driving license (yes/no)

Academic Information

Minor (optional)
GPA in major (optional)
Current Academic Level (i.e. Sophomore, Junior, etc.)
Expected Graduation Date (month)
Expected Graduation Date (year)


Have you cared for animals in a professional setting? (yes/no)
Have you participated in research at your college/university? (yes/no)
Describe your comfort level in providing educational interpretation to members of the public of all ages, give an example.

References (3)

1. Name
1. Relationship
1. Title
1. Institution
1. Email
1. Work phone
2. Name
2. Relationship
2. Title
2. Institution
2. Email
2. Work phone
3. Name
3. Relationship
3. Title
3. Institution
3. Email
3. Work phone

Upload PDF Files (Please be sure to upload unsecured PDF files only)

Cover letter/short answer questions