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Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens. We are proud to offer college students the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of their choice. As part of the Moody Gardens mission, education is an important part of the experience. Internships provide an outstanding opportunity for students to learn and grow.

How To Apply

Applicants are required to submit a Moody Gardens Internship Application packet, which consists of a completed application, resume, cover letter, two letters of reference from non-family members, and a current transcript. Moody Gardens life sciences internships are specifically built to receive college credit. We currently do not offer intership opportunities to those who are not seeking college credit. Applicants must also turn in a letter from the course professor containing the professor’s name, contact information and the name of the course towards which this internship will be given credit. After receiving your packet, you will be contacted by phone or email to schedule an interview with the manager of the appropriate department and the Volunteer Coordinator. This provides you with the opportunity to learn about internship duties, while giving us a chance to get to know you. Please see below for deadline dates.

Finally, if you are chosen as intern, you must successfully complete our internship orientation program. Orientation is conducted before each semester and typically lasts no longer than three hours. Attendance is mandatory and interns must attend the orientation before starting their first shift.

If you have any further questions about the program or application process, please do not hesitate to contact our Adult Education Specialist, Karl Maahs, at 409-683-4108 or email 


All applications must be received by 5PM on the day of the deadline.

Spring Internship
Applications accepted until December 1
Start by January 15

Summer Internship
Applications accepted until May 1
Start by June 1

Fall Internship
Applications accepted until August 31
Start by September 20


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Please mail completed applications to:

Moody Gardens
Attn: Volunteer Services
One Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
Phone: 409-683-4108
Fax: 409-683-4929

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