Work. Study. Do both, assisting with animal care or in a variety of other positions, as a Shedd Aquarium intern.
You’ll learn from the pros. Our internships offer specific, in-depth experiences to college students interested in aquarium-related careers. Duration varies with the program, and preference is given to students currently enrolled in a degree program. We do require that applicants for Animal Care Internships be at least 18 years old.
Internships are unpaid. Some schools may offer credit for academic programs.
Animal Care Internships:Fishes InternshipMarine Mammals InternshipVeterinary Technician InternshipVeterinary Preceptorship
Summer 2017 Internships:Major Gifts InternSpecial Events & Donor Relations InternStaff Training Intern
For Animal Care Internships, please follow the application instructions outlined within those listings.
For all other internships, please see the materials required below.
• Completed application
• A cover letter
• A resume outlining your academic and professional experience
• Three (3) references we may contact
Send your complete application packet to:
Electronic applications are preferred.
You may also mail or fax your application to:
Internship ProgramAttn: Volunteer ServicesJohn G. Shedd Aquarium1200 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60605
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