The Summer Teen Internship Program is a great opportunity for teens to challenge themselves and learn useful skills while having fun and meeting new friends.

The Aquarium offers paid and volunteer summer internships for Boston, Cambridge and suburban youth for one week of training and six weeks of work from July 2 to August 17.

Program Highlights

  • Extensive training in marine science, climate science, public speaking and customer service
  • Opportunities to gain many skills including time management and responsibility
  • One week of training and six to seven weeks of work
  • Required attendance at Career Skills Workshop for first year teens and College Workshop for second year teens
  • Required attendance on Environmental Stewardship trips to places like the Boston Harbor Islands, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute and other New England destinations
  • Optional Behind-the-Scenes Workshop and weekly social meetings on Tuesday nights

Job Descriptions

  • Community Outreach Educator: Travel with a team of staff and other teen interns to community centers to educate youth about local coastal ecosystems and animals.
  • Gift Shop Retail Associate: Provide excellent customer service while helping visitors purchase merchandise and maintain the stock and appearance of the Aquarium’s Gift Shop.
  • Junior Harbor Discoveries Camp Counselor: Assist camp staff by preparing for daily logistics and trips, as well as leading games and field-based marine science activities.
  • Visitor Education Guide: Interact with Aquarium visitors by interpreting exhibits, providing conservation messaging, and facilitating activities for visitors.
  • Visitor Services Assistant: Greet visitors and assist them with all aspects of customer service to ensure a smooth and positive Aquarium experience.
  • Simons IMAX® Theatre Host: Greet and assist visitors with all aspects of their IMAX Theatre visit, ensuring an enjoyable experience through positive energy and theatre cleanliness.

Application Requirements

The internship application process varies on two factors: where you live and whether you have previously held an internship position. Please read the information very carefully to determine how you need to apply.

Deadline to apply is March 17, 2018.
  1. Two-Step Application Process

    For Boston Residents Only

    1. Boston teens are paid through one of two programs and must complete one of the following:

    • A select few positions will be offered through the PIC program. Please speak with your PIC officer on how to apply in this way.
    • Visit the BCYF Youth Employment and Engagement website to register with the city program. Registering with the city allows you to be paid for your summer internship. Teens not registered with the city are not eligible for paid positions.

    2. Based on previous New England Aquarium Teen Internship experience, complete one of the following steps

  2. Two-Step Application Process

    For Cambridge Residents Only

    1. Based on previous New England Aquarium Teen Internship experience, complete one of the following steps:

    2. Visit the Cambridge MYSEP website to register with the city program starting in April. Registering with the city allows you to be paid for your summer internship. Teens not registered with the city are not eligible for paid positions.

  3. One-Step Application Process

    Residents of Other Cities or Towns

 

City of Residence

Work Period

Hourly Wage

Hours Per Week

Age

 

Boston

July 2 – August 17

$11.00

25

15-18

 

Cambridge

July 2 – August 17

$11.00

20

14-18

 

Suburban

July 2 – August 17

Volunteer

25

15-18

 

 

More Questions?

Check out the Youth Programs Information Sheet. Please contact the Supervisor of Teen Programs at 617-973-6745 or email us at teens@neaq.org if you have additional questions.