The National Aquarium Youth Exhibit Guide Program gives local high school students the opportunity to spend a summer volunteering with our staff and in our exhibits, sharing in the Aquarium's unique mission and magic. Participants increase their knowledge of marine environments, assist in enhancing guests' experiences, learn from our expert staff and meet people from all over the world. Requirements Applicants must: have successfully completed ninth grade and at least one high school science course. be environmentally aware. demonstrate an interest in marine biology. enjoy interacting with, talking to and assisting guests of all ages. Benefits Volunteering at the Aquarium provides a unique learning opportunity and valuable work experience with a wide range of benefits. As a guide in the galleries, you will enjoy: a realistic look at marine biology and STEM careers. an opportunity to fulfill your school's community service requirements. a chance to meet new friends with shared interests. an array of marine life training classes. social opportunities and activities. free parking during volunteer hours. staff discounts and privileges. a fun and educational summer! How to Apply We are pleased that you are interested in volunteering at the National Aquarium! The 2020 Youth Exhibit Guide Program application will be posted December 1, 2019, and applications will be due by January 31, 2020. After applications are received, we will contact you to arrange appointments for interviews in February 2020.