Aquarium/Water's Edge Interships

Thank you for your interest in the PPG Aquarium and Waters Edge internship program!

PPG Aquarium interns will be exposed to all areas of the aquarium: freshwater & saltwater fish, corals, penguins, sharks, stingrays, and invertebrates. Duties will include: testing water quality, exhibit maintenance & husbandry care, diet preparation and feeding, record keeping, participate in educational tours and classes, and assist with enrichment, medical treatments, and fish acclimation. We require interns to work at least 2 days a week, and must be available weekdays and weekends. Hours are from 8 – 5pm.

Interns at Water’s Edge will have the opportunity to take part in the daily husbandry of Polar Bears, Sea Otters, and Sand Tiger sharks. Responsibilities might include: diet preparation, exhibit and feed room maintenance, visitor interactions and assistance with enrichment and training projects. There is no direct animal interaction.

Click here to view the full internship description.  Openings are extremely limited, but they are offered in three different sessions.





January - April

November 1


May - August

March 1


September – December

July 1

Please send resumes/applications to:

Kathryn Wozniak
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
Internship Program
One Wild Place
Pittsburgh, PA 15206-1178


NOTE: Prospective interns who possess an Open Water Scuba Diver Certification from an accredited dive association (i.e. PADI, NAUI, SSI) also have the opportunity to apply for our Volunteer Dive Program, to enhance their overall experience of the internships at the PPG Aquarium. Volunteer divers are a vital part of routine exhibit maintenance and visitor interactions, via Q&A, using our Underwater Communications Systems. Interested divers can contact the Zoo's Dive Safety officer, Ariella Wiener, at for further information.