Working at the Aquarium

Through full-time and part-time positions, as well as internship and volunteer opportunities, there are plenty of options to get involved at the National Aquarium!

Careers

Thank you for your interest is working at the National Aquarium! From animal care to administration and everything in between, we're always looking for passionate, talented individuals to join our team and help us inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures. Please browse our available positons, and be sure to check back often!

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Internships

Internships at the National Aquarium provide hands-on experiences that add value to any college education. By applying classroom knowledge, interns obtain valuable job experience and establish professional contacts.

College internship positions are available year-round in many departments throughout the Aquarium. The Aquarium makes every effort to match interns to work that complements their studies, interests and skills. Please note: Interns must receive college credit while completing a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term.

Term Application Open Application Deadline
Winter
December through February
October 1 November 1
Spring
January through May
October 1 December 1
Summer
May through September
February 1 March 1
Fall
September through December
April 1 May 1

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Need Help?

Please email intern@aqua.org with any questions.

Volunteers

Diver Surrounded by Fish
At the Aquarium

In-building volunteers run every aspect of the Aquarium with enthusiasm and dedication. Become a volunteer and help us inspire conservation of the world's aquatic treasures!

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Volunteers Cleaning Up Trash
In the Field

Join us as we restore vital habitats for people and wildlife, conduct citizen science, welcome esteemed speakers and more. Together we can make a difference!

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Frog
For Students

The National Aquarium's Student Summer Program gives high school students the opportunity to volunteer at the Aquarium over the summer.

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