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Internships

Thank you for your interest in the Internship Program at Moody Gardens.  Education is the foundation of our mission and we are proud to support it with our internship program.  Through hands-on experiences and mentors, this program offers an outstanding opportunity to learn and grow in your selected field.

Moody Gardens offers a variety of paid internship opportunities, from animal care to front desk to revenue management.  The program aligns with college semesters and offerings are based on staff and guest availability.  Therefore, not all departments will offer an internship opportunity each semester.  Available internships are posted on the website. 

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online. Please include a cover letter that explains your interest and what you hope to gain from the internship.  Resumes and letters of recommendation can also be uploaded but are not required.  You are welcome to apply for more than one internship each semester.

Due to the large quantity of applications received, only applicants who are most qualified will be contacted for an interview. 

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Please note: These are paid internships. Housing is not provided. We try to offer a discounted rate at a local hotel for those who need housing. All internships are on-site, with no remote work.

If you have questions about the program or need assistance with applying, please contact Human Resources at mmartin@moodygardens.org

Looking for an unpaid internship?  Contact Volunteer Services at volunteers@moodygardens.org.

Key Dates and Requirements

Fall Internship – 2024 Dates coming soon!

Spring Internship - January 19, 2024 – May 3, 2024 (Applications Closed)

Summer Internship – May 20, 2024 – August 2, 2024

Internships can be completed for college credit but it is not required.  Interns are expected to be available to work throughout the entire internship and to complete 300 hours.  If there are specific requirements from the college, the intern must let staff know.  We will do our best to accommodate these requirements.

Internship applicants must be at least 18 years old.  Preferred candidates are enrolled in or have recently completed undergraduate studies in a field related to their area of interest. 

Additional information about the intern’s duties and requirements can be found on the application site.

Internship Areas

Guest Services – Summer Only

Front Desk
Housekeeping
Reservations

Operations – Summer Only

Accounting
Education
Gardens
IT
Maintenance
Marketing
Sales & Conventions Services
Spa Management
Special Events & Exhibits
Revenue Management

Food & Beverage – Summer Only

Culinary
Outlets Management

Golf Course – Summer Only

Facilities Operations

Animal Care – Fall, Spring, Summer

Aquarium Fish: Cnidarians, Saltwater Fish, Quarantine
Penguins & Pinnipeds
Rainforest: Birds, Freshwater Fish, Herps, Invertebrates, Mammals

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