Internships at Georgia Aquarium

Looking for invaluable experience, professional connections and unique learning opportunities? If you are up to the challenge, become a Georgia Aquarium intern today!

The goal of the internship program is to support Georgia Aquarium departments and provide pre-professional, experiential learning opportunities for individuals working towards our mission: "Georgia Aquarium is a nonprofit committed to inspiring awareness and preservation of our ocean and aquatic animals worldwide.

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

Internship Information
  • 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.
  • All internships are unpaid and there are no housing, food or travel stipends provided.
  • Interns are responsible for finding their own housing and transportation.
  • Due to the number of applicants, not all will be contacted.
  • Interns are typically selected 1-4 weeks after the department deadline.
  • If you are completing an internship for school credit, please contact your school, advisor or professor.You must provide information from your school 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, valid Green Card or student/work visa. International candidates are welcome to apply, but Georgia Aquarium is unable to fund or sponsor.
  • Ability to complete and pass 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:
  1. Review the internship description for your department(s) of interest. If viewing on a computer, these are listed on the left side of your screen. If viewing on a mobile device, click here.
  2. Before the semester deadline, submit your resume and other requested documents to the email address provided for each department.
  3. If the department is interested, you will be contacted directly for an interview.
  4. Due to the number of applicants, not all will be contacted.
  5. Interns are typically selected 1-4 weeks after the department deadline.
  6. If you are selected, you will be contacted to complete your background check, drug screen, and other onboarding processes.

For questions regarding internships, visit the Internship Frequently Asked Questions or email intern@georgiaaquarium.org.

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