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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!


公和我做好爽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 positions, and be sure to check back often!


公和我做好爽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
December through February
October 1 November 1
January through May
October 1 December 1
May through September
February 1 March 1
September through December
April 1 May 1

Need Help?

Please email intern@lanyudz.com公和我做好爽 with any questions.


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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For Students

The National Aquarium's Youth Exhibit Guide Program gives high school students the opportunity to volunteer at the Aquarium over the summer.

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