About Shedd

How to Apply for an Internship

If applying to Fishes, Marine Mammals, or Veterinary Services, please follow the application instructions outlined under each of those listings.

For all other internship opportunities, please include all application materials listed below:

  • Application
  • Cover letter, including why you want to participate in the program, your contribution to the program, your professional goals and dates available
  • Resume, including relevant job experience, course work and skills
  • Three references (with name and contact information)


Send your complete application packet to:

Internship Program
Attn: Volunteer Services
John G. Shedd Aquarium
1200 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

or fax to 312-939-4895

For more information, please e-mail internship@sheddaquarium.org.


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