Internships at Georgia Aquarium

Looking for invaluable experience, professional connections and unique hands-on opportunities? If you are up to the challenge, apply to become an intern today!

The goal of Georgia Aquarium's internship program is to support Georgia Aquarium departments and provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals working towards the Aquarium’s aim: To be a premier institution delivering an awe-inspiring entertainment experience which supports animal research and conservation, inspires learning and instills a passion for the aquatic world.

All internships are unpaid experiences. Due to the number of applications not all applicants will be contacted.

Internship Information
  • All internships are unpaid and there are no housing, food or travel stipends provided.
  • Interns are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation.
  • Interns commit to a regular schedule (20-40 hours per week) in a specific department for a short period of time (3-8 months). If you cannot commit to a regular schedule, we encourage you to apply to be a volunteer.
  • Due to the number of applications not all applicants will be contacted.
  • Interns are typically selected 1-4 weeks after the department deadline.
  • If you are completing an internship for school credit, you must obtain an instructor from your school to oversee your internship and complete the necessary paperwork before your internship begins.
  • Interns receive unlimited admission for themselves and discounted tickets for guests during their internship.
  • Upon satisfactory completion of their internship, interns may be eligible to receive additional benefits.
  • Click here for Internship Frequently Asked Questions.
Applicant Requirements
  • Age 18 years or older
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proof of US citizenship, current green card or student/work visa. International candidates are welcome to apply, but Georgia Aquarium is unable to fund or sponsor.
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check and drug screen.
  • Ability to intern 20-40 hours a week on a regular schedule for 3-8 months. Schedule varies by department. See department listings.
  • Ability to secure housing and transportation during internship on your own.
  • Willingness to follow the policies and procedures of Georgia Aquarium.
How to Apply:
  • Review the internship description for your department(s) of interest.
  • Before the semester deadline, submit your resume and other requested documents to the email address provided for each department.
  • If the department is interested, you will be contacted directly for an interview.
  • Due to the number of applications, not all applicants will be contacted.
  • Interns are typically selected 1-4 weeks after the department deadline.

For questions regarding internships, please email intern@georgiaaquarium.org.

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