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Career Exploration

Aquarium Career Exploration

High School Career Day

Are you a high school student interested in working with aquatic life? Do you know you want to work with water in some way? Or maybe you already have a specific aquarium career planned and want to make sure it’s the right path for you? We hope to answer these (and many more) questions for you at our Career Day.

Middle School - Rising Aquatic Scientists

Are you a middle school student who can’t pass up a pond without checking out what’s in it? If so, Greater Cleveland Aquarium has a day to explore careers in marine biology. Meet Aquarium team members ranging from Guest Experience Associates to aquarists to scuba divers and others. Participate in hands-on activities and peek behind-the-scenes to further discover what may be exciting to you. Come with an open mind for this daylong adventure and leave with an abundance of information, and hopefully, career inspiration.

Senior Projects

If your school offers the opportunity for a multi-day shadow project in your senior year, the Aquarium has a program that gives students a unique experience assisting with daily operations. Since there are very few openings for this experience, participants are chosen selectively.* Please contact us at for more information.

College Internships

The Aquarium offers internships throughout the school year for college students studying marine science, education, marketing or related fields. Please see our Careers & Internships page for a list of available positions and information on how to apply.

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