The Georgia Aquarium Team is comprised of approximately 600 staff and 1,100 volunteers; these enthusiastic and extraordinary people possess a wide variety of skills and talents, all necessary to make Georgia Aquarium run. With a team this vast, the Human Resource (HR) & Training Programs teams to onboard, train and support these dedicated team members in being able to do their jobs competently and safely while providing the very best experience possible to over 2 million guests a year. Operating under the same umbrella, both HR and Training are vital to employee success. The Training Programs Department provides training and education for all Georgia Aquarium departments while the HR team handles full cycle recruitment, benefits, payroll, and employment law. These teams and respective interns work together to achieve organizational goals and grow the Georgia Aquarium team.

Upon interviewing, the intern will be selected as the HR intern OR the Training intern as determined by the department. This will be dependent on the intern’s skill set, interest level, career goals and departmental needs.

If selected as the Human Resources Intern, the intern will focus on employee recruitment, benefits, payroll, and record keeping. Utilizing ad hoc projects, the intern will also be responsible for assisting with staff orientation on bi-weekly basis.

If selected as the Training Intern, the intern will focus on observing classes in both a direct and digital format, learning the fundamentals of a training program, developing a training course which will be facilitated at the end of the internship, and assist with program outreach and volunteer orientation.

At the end of the internship, the intern will be educated in the fundamentals of HR and/or Training, best practices within the industry, and the relationship between these departments in a large nonprofit organization.


3 days per week, including at least one weekend day.

Minimum Required Hours per Week: 21


  • Major in business, science, education, instructional design, instructional technology, communications, hospitality, psychology, human resources or related field
  • Strong presentation and public speaking skills
  • Excellent verbal and written skills
  • Self-starter, team player
  • Technologically savvy; proficient in both Apple and PC platforms, MS Office.



 Fall Spring Summer
 Deadline August 15 December 15 April 15
 Semester   Months September –   December January – April May – August
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