The assistantship program is for recent high school and college graduates who have previously participated in at least two Shedd Aquarium teen programs. During this paid experience, participants work alongside Shedd Aquarium professionals. Positions are available during the summer and the school year, in several departments. Assistantships offer a variety of focus areas and responsibilities that allow participants to gain real-world hands-on professional experience.
All assistantship participants will have the opportunity to work with Shedd staff members and interact with other professionals through career workshops, trainings and field trips.
Note: This program typically does not include opportunities for animal contact.
- To apply to the school year long assistantship program, you must
- be a recent high school or college graduate
- have participated in at least two other teen programs with Shedd Aquarium
- submit a completed application