WAVE Foundation Internship Programs 


Requirements: Students must have completed one year of college (must be of sophomore, junior or senior status) and preferred to be registered for credit at a two or four year college or university. We also accept applications from those who have complete college and looking for life experience in the industry. With your completed online application, you are required to upload a cover letter and resume.

Compensation: These are unpaid part-time internships. Interns must complete a minimum of 150 hours in one semester, unless your current school requires more hours to receive credit. Some internships may require more than 150 hours.

Click Here to Complete the Internship application

Applications completed online will be automatically submitted to WAVE Foundation’s Community Engagement Office. Should you have any questions regarding the application or any of the volunteer opportunities, contact us by emailing

Fall 2023 Internship Opportunities

WAVE Foundation Internships

WAVE Conservation Education Intern:WAVE Foundation Conservation Education Intern serves as an instructor for WAVE Foundation education programs. This intern is instrumental in executing WAVE Education programs in the community and onsite at Newport Aquarium. Under the supervision of the Conservation Education Coordinator and Manager, the Intern will serve as an ambassador for WAVE at WAVE on Wheels Programs and other Community driven events.

Click here to see full Conservation Education Internship position description: Conservation Education Intern 2023 – Fall

WAVE Foundation Communications Intern: Assist the WAVE Foundation in promoting WAVE’s mission and programming via social media platforms and website, as well as in person. Work alongside WAVE’s Executive Director, Community Engagement Manager, Conservation Education Manager, and Operations Manager to learn how WAVE serves our community.

Click here to see full Communications Internship position description: Fall 23-WAVE Foundation Communications Internship

Dive Team Internships

Dive Team Intern: Work alongside the Newport Aquarium Dive Safety Officer (DSO) and Dive Team to provide diving assistance to Dive Services and Animal Care staff with the maintenance and care of various facility exhibits. Clean, feed and maintain the exhibits on a regular schedule, place and remove specimens as required, other tasks as required.

Click here to see full Dive Team Internship postion description: Dive Team Internship 2023 position description