Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

From the bottom of their cold-blooded hearts, the fish and marine creatures of Puget Sound thank you for your interest in sharing their stories and teaching people to protect them. The Seattle Aquarium couldn't do it without people like you.


Service levels reached in 2014

In 2014, 1,282 volunteers donated 100,846 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.2 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2014 volunteer hours
2014 volunteer years

Internships at the Seattle Aquarium

The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the zoo/aquarium field as a career path. Our internship is an in-depth program requiring a minimum commitment of 400 hours (maximum of 500 hours) in at least 10 weeks but no more than 13 weeks (32-40 hours per week).

Fall 2015 internship
Begins in September 2015
Applications accepted until 6/19/15
Interviews: July 21-23, 2015
Decision: August 7, 2015

Winter 2016 internship
Begins in January 2016
Applications accepted until 9/25/15
Interviews: October 27-29, 2015
Decision: November 10, 2015

Spring 2016 internship
Begins in March 2016
Applications accepted until 12/18/15
Interviews: January 26-28, 2016
Decision: February 12, 2016

Summer 2016 internship
Begins in June 2016
Applications accepted until 3/10/16
Interviews: April 12-15, 2016
Decision: April 26, 2016

Fall 2016 internship
Begins in September 2016
Applications accepted until 6/21/16
Interviews: July 19-21, 2016
Decision: August 5, 2016


For an application packet, please see our Document Library under the "Volunteering & College Internships" section.

For more information please contact:

Katrina Bettis
Email: k.bettis@seattleaquarium.org
Or call: (206) 693-6112

Volunteer Office
Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101