University of Alaska Southeast


Company: New England Aquarium
Location: Boston, MA
Position: Intern - Marine Mammal and Research
Requirements: Completed 1 year of undergraduate studies

The New England Aquarium is currently seeking Marine Mammal Education & Research Interns to assist with the daily operations of our commercial Whale Watch Cruises, which are offered in partnership with Boston Harbor Cruises.  Marine Mammal Education & Research Interns are responsible for collecting,  and transcribing data of the identification, location, and behavior of marine mammals found in the Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary region. Interns are also involved in public education aboard the vessels. Additional duties include data entry, photo-identification processing, and educational outreach.

The position will report to Boston Harbor Cruises’ Director of Marine Education & Conservation and will be an active part of the New England Aquarium’s internship community, which includes more than 50 individuals that serve in various departments throughout the Aquarium.


  • Requires minimum of 1 year of completed undergraduate study
  • Demonstrated interest in biology, zoology, environmental education, or related field
  • Knowledge of scientific research methods
  • Ability to work and communicate well with others; ability to work independently and on a team.
  • Strong scientific, educational, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • A desire to educate the public about ocean conservation and biology
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and willingness to work long days in the field
  • Experience on boats strongly preferred

To Apply:

Please send 2 copies of the following to the Office of Volunteer Programs & Internships, New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston, MA 02110 or email electronic copies to with the subject line: Marine Mammal Education & Research Intern

  • Cover letter
  • Resume or CV
  • 2 references
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Copy of updated transcript (Unofficial is fine)

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Closing Date: Open Until Filled