The Aquarium will be open Saturday, October 21, 2017, during the Baltimore Running Festival. Learn more about detours and road closures here.

Aquarist Internship

Aquarist interns assist the Fishes Department with daily care of the Aquarium's fish, invertebrates, reptiles, amphibians, and plants.

Essential Functions

  • Assist with tank maintenance and cleaning
  • Prepare daily diets and perform daily feedings
  • Assist in the maintenance and cleaning of backup areas
  • Conduct precise record keeping
  • Maintaining water quality
  • Perform special projects, to be determined by staff


  • Must be a college junior or senior enrolled in an accredited college, pursuing a degree in biology, ecology, environmental science, or a related field
  • Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term
  • Availability must include a minimum of 2 days per week Must be available in the morning (8 a.m.-12 p.m.) or all day (8 a.m.-4 p.m.)
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds, climb up a 6-foot ladder, and walk or crawl across a 15-foot-long by 12-inch-wide platform

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