The Oklahoma Aquarium offers students the opportunity to get involved with our day-to-day operations and work with staff. Students who participate in our intern programs will gain experience and understanding of what it is to be an aquarist at a public aquarium.

General Program Requirements & Expectations

Please also read specific requirements for the position you are applying:

  • Currently enrolled in a college or vocational program
  • Good standing with your school
  • Must receive course credit for internship hours completed
  • All interns must commit to 120 hours at the aquarium
  • Adhere to dress codes and all other rules established for all Oklahoma Aquarium employees


  • Congenial working environment
  • Course credit
  • References and recommendations
  • Opportunity to work in a world-class aquatic facility with animal caregivers
  1. Application Process
  2. Available Positions
  3. Marine Biologist

Please follow these steps to apply:

  • Download the intern application and release of liability.
  • Completely fill out the application and obtain a faculty sponsor/adviser signature. Applicants must receive credit from their school to participate in this program
  • Attach brief responses to the questions found on the application
  • Enclose a transcript from your school
  • Include one letter of recommendation from a school representative
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered
  • Email  the completed application, transcript, and letter of recommendation