About Shedd

Internship Information

At Shedd we’re looking for the best-of-the-best to become an integral part of the Shedd team. We are looking for those individuals who share our passion for what we do and will help to carry out our mission.

The John G. Shedd Aquarium internship program is designed to allow you to learn from the professionals, in a variety of areas throughout the aquarium. Whether you’re interested in assisting with animal care, marketing initiatives, education, human resources or other areas, Shedd gives you meaningful, practical, hands-on experience to equip you with the knowledge and skill you will need to pursue your professional goals.

Who may apply:
-Undergraduate students (at least 1-year of college-level study)
-Recent college graduates
-Graduate students

Internship duration:
-Typically 12-week sessions (unpaid)
-Part-time and full-time hours
-Duration and hours vary with departments

Possible internship opportunities include:

  • Animal Health Internship 
  • Audience Research Internship 
  • Communication and Public Relations Internship
  • Corporate Relations and Marketing Partnership Internship
  • Events and Promotions Internship
  • Exhibits Assistant Internship
  • Fishes Internship
  • Human Resources Internship
  • Library Services Internship 
  • Marine Mammals Internship
  • Online Marketing and Communications Internship
  • Planning and Design Internship
  • Special Events and Donor Relations Internship  
  • Staff Training Internship
  • Teen Learning Lab Mission Designer Internship
  • Veterinary Services Internship
  • Volunteer Services Internship

Click here for our current internship opportunities.


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