Zoological Operations: Fish & Invertebrates

This program will offer interns hands-on husbandry experience working with the Georgia Aquarium's collection of sharks, rays, teleosts, reptiles, amphibians and invertebrates. Interns will work directly with the Fishes and Invertebrates Team to support the daily care of the aquarium's collection. Interns will acquire the skills of an entry level aquarist learning how to prepare diets and feed, to collect water samples, to conduct exhibit and husbandry maintenance, to learn animal behaviors and to assist aquarists with animal handlings and medical procedures.

Schedule: 3-4 consecutive days per week, including one weekend day. 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Minimum Required Hours per Week: 24

  • Semester: Fall
    • Application Deadline: June 15
    • Semester Dates: August - December
  • Semester: Spring
    • Application Deadline: October 18
    • Semester Dates: January - May
  • Semester: Summer
    • Application Deadline: February 14
    • Semester Dates: May - August
Additional Application Requirements:
  • This internship involves substantial physical labor, and therefore interns must be able to climb stairs and ladders and should be capable of lifting at least 50 lbs.
  • Interns must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • This internship requires a regular schedule of 3 or more days per week, from 7 a.m. – 4 p.m., including 1 hour for lunch and will include at least one weekend day per work week.
  • Previous husbandry experience is not necessary.
  • This is an experience-based, unpaid internship. There is no academic credit offered for this internship.
  • Zoological internships are offered 3 times per year: Spring (Jan-May), Summer (May-Aug), Fall (Aug-Dec).
  • Resume required. Email your resume and cover letter to: fishesinternships@georgiaaquarium.org by midnight on the day of the deadline. Cover letter and references appreciated but not required. Please include “last name, first name” in file name.