Open 9 am - 5 pm
Teens on a field trip in Shedd's learning labs work on identifying specimens in a microscope with a facilitator's help.

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. Assistantship positions: Conservation Stewardship, Guest Engagement, Learning Programs, Membership, and Teen Learning Lab. Please see application for position descriptions.

Note: This program typically does not include opportunities for animal contact.

To apply to the assistantship program, you must

  • be a recent high school graduate, current college student, or recent college graduate
  • have participated in at least one other programs with Shedd Aquarium
  • be available to work part-time from (dates will vary based on Assistantship position)
  • submit a completed application


Please check back for future opportunities. 

Three woman stand before a table set up in Shedd's aquarium galleries as a membership expert talks them through the perks of becoming a Shedd member.