Learn More About Opportunities to Intern and Volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium

Learn More and Teach Others About our Impact on the Marine Environment

About the Seattle Aquarium:

The Seattle Aquarium, a nonprofit organization owned and operated by the City of Seattle, Department of Parks and Recreation, is a great place to learn about marine conservation and ways to help preserve the beauty and health of Puget Sound. Educational programs at the aquarium teach over 800,000 visitors each year about the impact of humans on our marine environment.

Seattle Aquarium Internships:

The Seattle Aquarium offers unpaid internships that require a minimum of 400 hours over the course of at least 10 weeks and no more that 20 weeks. Internships in the life science and education departments are offered four times a year.

High School Volunteers:

The Aquarium also offers volunteer opportunities for high school students between the ages of 16 and 18 who have an interest in marine biology. Internships are offered in the summer and one during the school year. All volunteers must participate in an orientation prior to starting work at the Aquarium.


A chance to receive knowledge in the field of zoos and aquariums and gain some practical learning experience actually working in the field. These are unpaid opportunities requiring a minimal time commitment of 400 hours to be completed in at least ten weeks and no more than twenty weeks. Positions are available four times per year in both the life science and education departments.

Deadlines to apply:

If you would like additional information about the internship, please contact:

Email or Call: Katrina Bettis
(206) 386-4342
Volunteer Office
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

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