Careers & Internships

At the South Carolina Aquarium, we pride ourselves on our inclusive culture.  Learn more about our culture by clicking here.

Please keep in mind that the South Carolina Aquarium only accepts applications for positions currently posted on the web page. Due to a high volume of applicants, we ask that you please refrain from making inquiries. The applicants selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Career Opportunities
Aquarist – Freshwater, Full-Time

Primarily responsible for the management of assigned native freshwater aquatic animal exhibits, demonstrating exceptional animal care and supporting public education goals; duties include all aspects of daily care, including feeding, cleaning, diving with scuba and surface supply, animal training and enrichment, and related record keeping; ability to collect, acquire and transportation of native freshwater fish, interaction with aquarium visitors, proper water quality and life support system maintenance and improvements.  Learn More.

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Internship Opportunities

The South Carolina Aquarium has various opportunities for students to engage in meaningful, hands-on learning through our college internship program. Internships are generally open to college students and recent graduates and provide the opportunity to gain real-world experience.

Current Internship Opportunities (Applications will close once filled and no later than November 15)

Aquarist (3 month term, begins immediately)
Aquarist (6 month term, begins immediately)

Upcoming Internship Opportunities (Applications will close on November 15)

Animal Care – Birds/Mammals (6 month term, begins January)
Aquarist (6 month term, begins January)
Behavioral Observation (3 month term, begins January)
Sea Turtle Care Center (4 month term, begins January)

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Employees of the South Carolina Aquarium must adhere to the Aquarium’s Appearance Policy. Before you take the plunge, please read our full policy here.

South Carolina Aquarium is an equal opportunity employer supporting workplace diversity and is a drug/alcohol screening employer. * Please note that by clicking the links above you will be redirected to a third party site.


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