The Butterfly House & Aquarium (BHA) is home to South Dakota’s only saltwater aquarium and tropical butterfly conservatory. The BHA offers a variety of unique hands-on experiences for land-locked Sioux Falls residents and surrounding communities. Internships are structured for college students who are interested in ensuring our oceans and rainforests remain vital and healthy for generations to come.
Butterfly House & Aquarium internships are unpaid, part-time and seasonal, requiring a time commitment specified by the applicable department. University credit for internships can be earned in most cases.*
To be considered for the internship program, applicants must complete the application process. We ask that all applicants complete the intern application.
Applicants selected to continue, please be prepared to submit a cover letter and resume or curriculum vita.
General Program Requirements and Expectations (additional requirements for various departments below):
- Currently enrolled in college or vocational program
- Good standing with your school
- High interest level for the field of the internship in which you are applying
- Positive Attitude
- Adhere to dress codes and all other rules established for all Butterfly House & Aquarium employees
Spring – Apply between August 1 - November 1
Summer – Apply between December 1- March 1
Fall – Apply between April 1- July 1
*Students interested in an internship are encouraged to check the academic internship requirements at their educational institution before applying.