Volunteers and Internships

Newport Aquarium relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers and interns for everything from shark feeding to office work.  If you would like to donate your time, and can committ to a minimum amount of time, we probably have a job for you.

We ask year-round volunteers for a minimum commmitment of six months.  Interns must committ to working at least 200 hours over 15 weeks.

Internships are available in public relations, marketing, education, and animal husbandry.

Year-round volunteers must be 18 years of age or older; 14-17 year olds can join the Summer Naturalist program.  Schedules are flexible; we need volunteers on weekdays, weekends, and evenings for a range of special events.

Volunteers and interns are eligible for discounts at Sharky's Cafe, gift shop, and Sweet Dreams Candy Company, and for Newport Aquarium tickets as well as social activities and enrichment activities.

All volunteer and intern programs are administered by the nonprofit WAVE Foundation.  If you would like to learn more, visit www.wavefoundation.org or email volunteer@newportaquarium.com.