Seattle Aquarium café closed for upgrades October 16–27
You can look forward to new equipment and streamlined service when the café reopens on October 28—we appreciate your understanding!

Volunteer

Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

Since the Seattle Aquarium opened in 1977, volunteers have contributed over one million hours of service supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Simply put, the Seattle Aquarium would not be what it is without our talented, dedicated and passionate volunteers—amazing and generous people who are interested in learning more about the marine world around them, getting their hands dirty, and inspiring others to conserve our precious, one world ocean.

 

Service levels reached in 2016

In 2016, 1,291 volunteers donated 99,124 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.3 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2016 volunteer hours and 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).


Birds & Mammal Team application deadlines for 2018


Winter 2018 internship:

Begins in January 2018
Applications accepted until September 30, 2017
Interviews—TBD the week of October 16, 2017
Decision—October 30, 2017

Spring 2018 internship:
Begins in March 2018
Applications accepted until December 16, 2017
Interviews—TBD the week of January 22, 2018
Decision—January 31, 2018

Summer 2018 internship:
Begins in June 2018
Applications accepted until March 10, 2018
Interviews—TBD the week of March 26, 2018
Decision—April 6, 2018

Fall 20178internship:
Begins in September 2018
Applications accepted until June 23, 2018
Interviews—TBD the week of July 19, 2018
Decision—July 23, 2018


Fish & Invertebrate Team application deadlines for 2018


Winter 2018 internship:

No Fish & Invertebrate internship available this season.

Spring 2018 internship:
Begins in March 2018
Applications accepted until December 16, 2017
Interviews—TBD the week of January 22, 2018
Decision—January 31, 2018

Summer 2018 internship:
Begins in June 2018
Applications accepted until March 10, 2018
Interviews—TBD the week of March 26, 2018
Decision—April 6, 2018

Fall 2018 internship:
Begins in September 2018
Applications accepted until June 23, 2018
Interviews—TBD the week of July 19, 2018
Decision—July 23, 2018

 

For an application packet, please click on the links below:
Birds & Mammals Team application
Fish & Invertebrate Team application

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