Career Opportunities

Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant supports over 30 extension specialists, communicators, educators and administrators conducting environmental and natural resources outreach on a number of critical issues at local, regional and national scales. Extension specialists deliver science-based programs that empower communities and people to make informed natural resource decisions.


Shedd Aquarium building, Roman style architecture with columns in front. Building labeled John G. Shedd Aquarium, and there are banners hanging between the columns reading "all are welcome" with graphics of marine animals.

Community-Engaged Internship
Application deadline: April 29, 2022

The Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant (IISG), in cooperation with Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, Illinois, is offering a CEI opportunity to support conservation policy efforts for the Shedd Aquarium. Sea Grant’s Community Engaged Internship (CEI) aims to broaden participation in coastal, ocean, Great Lakes, and marine sciences by offering paid internships to students from under-resourced, underrepresented and/or indigenous and tribal populations. The CEI is a national program involving Sea Grant state programs and other partners.

This paid, full-time summer internship will be 10-12 weeks long, depending on the intern’s availability, starting no later than June 1 2022. The intern will have the choice to work remotely, in-person at the Shedd Aquarium, or a hybrid schedule. If the status of COVID worsens, the intern can work completely remotely. Occasional travel may be possible for the internship, depending on travel status policies. For questions about this opportunity, please email Angela Archer at

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