Youth Opportunities

Teens Excited About Marinelife and the Ocean
Love the environment? Want to share your passion? Florida Oceanographic Society has summer volunteer opportunities for students (ages 15-17)


Program Description

TEAM Ocean is a competitive summer internship program for high school students interested in pursuing a career in marine sciences or environmental education. Interns will be spending time learning about environmental education, research, and advocacy while working closely with Florida Oceanographic Society’s staff and volunteers.

This year's deadline has passed, but to learn how to apply for Summer 2019 please contact Rosemary Badger at 772-225-0505 ext 109


High School Volunteer Opportunities at FOS

Love Florida’s coastal waters and its animals? Want to share your passion with others while earning volunteer hours needed for graduation or college applications? Enjoy working outside and interacting with the public? Then you might be interested in our teen volunteering option at Florida Oceanographic Society - becoming a volunteer exhibit guide. Training is done onsite and with staff and experienced volunteers.  Exhibit guides teach guests of all ages about the inhabitants of our touch tanks (horseshoe crabs, hermit crabs, gastropods, urchins and sea cucumbers) and assist our Stingray Program presenters during ray feeding time.  Teen volunteers must be able to commit at least 4 hours/week during the school year.

Any high school student interested should complete the online application, submit 2 teacher recommendations [Teacher Recommendation Form] and a one page essay of your related experience and interest in Florida’s coastal ecosystems.


For more information contact Rosemary Badger,
Volunteer Coordinator at 772-225-0505 x109 or