Work With Us

The Virginia Aquarium is an amazing place to work with an incredible team. With knowledgeable team members in biology, animal husbandry, marine research, conservation, education, guest services, and so much more, our team works tirelessly and with devotion to our mission. 

Full Time Employment

We offer generous professional development opportunities to qualified full time​​ employees.​​ The Virginia Aquarium recruits and hires most employees through the City of Virginia Beach. If interested in learning more about the opportunities available visit the "CVB Jobs" link below. 

To view all full-time jobs currently available: 

1. Click the CVB Jobs link below

2. Click "View/Apply for Jobs"

3. Select "Museums-Aquarium (General Booth Blvd)"

CVB Jobs

Part Time Contract Employment

Current part-time openings are listed at the bottom of this page.

We currently openings for the following positions:

  • Guest Engagement Salesclerk (see details at the bottom of the page)

Internships & Fellowships

We offer several internships for college students throughout the year. These unpaid volunteer positions provide career exploration for rising college juniors and seniors seeking academic credit with an interest in pursuing careers related to biology, marine biology, science education, aquarium sciences, or related support staff positions. 

All interns must: 

  • Perform duties as required 
  • Keep a log of hours and activities
  • Meet with a cooperating staff member at least once a week
  • Abide by the established dress code
  • Give the minimum number of hours required for class credit 

All Interns can expect:

  • To receive help from, and access to, cooperating staff
  • Receive experience aimed at enhancing skills and building resume 
  • Receive Aquarium intern benefits
  • Make lifelong contacts

Available Internship Opportunities

Descriptions for all internships currently available can be found at the link below.  Be sure to check back regularly for new opportunities.


Ready to apply?

How To Apply

If you still have questions or would like more information, please call our Volunteer Office at (757) 385-0274.

Available Fellowship Opportunities

We also offer fellowship opportunities in marine science, animal care, exhibits, and education, to college or post-graduate students. The Batten Fellowship also includes a stipend to help offset personal and incidental expenses. Descriptions for all fellowships currently available and how to apply can be found at the link below.

No fellowships are currently open for applications.


Volunteer With Us

The Virginia Aquarium offers guests a memorable experience, but our wider mission succeeds because of our volunteers. We need individuals willing to share their time, unique skills, and passion for marine conservation. The daily support of our incredible volunteers is vital to the success of our mission and to the daily functioning of the Aquarium. If you are seeking a meaningful way to support conservation efforts addressing environmental issues, we invite you to explore our rewarding volunteer opportunities for youth and adults.

Clean the Bay Day

June 5 | 8:00am - 11:00am

Ocean trash is a serious pollution problem that affects the health of people, wildlife and local economies. Join Virginia Aquarium for a true Virginia tradition, Clean the Bay, a great opportunity for our community to embrace environmental stewardship by helping to clean our local waterways. You may clean by foot or by using your own kayak.


  • Register no later than noon Thursday, June 3, 2021. 
  • Check-in times and an itinerary will be emailed to volunteers no later than 5:00pm on Thursday, June 3. 
  • Registration is limited to a total of 75 individuals. 
  • Each individual/team will be given a time to check-in and pickup supplies.

Want to keep track of what you're doing to eliminate marine debris? Download Clean Swell to your phone.  Clean Swell is an app that allows you to keep a history of all your cleanups including the total weight and distance cleaned.


If you need more information or have any questions about Clean the Bay Day, email our Volunteer Resource Office at aquavol​​.

    Take a look at some examples of opportunities at the links below:

    For Youth (13-17)

    If you need more information or have any questions about volunteering with the Virginia Aquarium, contact our Volunteer Resource Office:

    Call: (757) 385-0274

    Email: aquavol​​

    Currently Active Volunteers

    If you are currently an active volunteer, please log your hours at the link below:

    Currently there are no available Part Time Contracted Positions but when they are open, find descriptions and instructions for applying below.