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Whether you're looking to learn more about the Basin, meet new people, or build your resume, ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center has something for everyone.

ECHO is proud to be an equal opportunity employer who fosters an environment that embraces diversity. We are committed to assembling a diverse and well trained group of volunteers and interns. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

In order that your application may be properly evaluated, it is essential that all of the following questions be answered completely, carefully, and honestly.

Fields with a * are required.




*Home/Cell Phone:
Work Phone:

*Date of Birth:


Applicants, please choose the volunteer and/or internship opportunities in which you would like to participate.

Please note: 1) You must select at least one position 2) You may optionally select three additional positions 3) Choose your positions in order of priority, and we'll pass on your application if your first choice isn't available.






*Please use the below text box to paste a cover letter, or answer the following questions:
  • Why did you choose ECHO as a place to intern/volunteer?
  • What makes you a unique candidate for this/these positions?

*One or more of the positions you are applying for requires details on your school and work history, skills, special trainings, and interests. You can submit this information by uploading a PDF version of your résumé, filling out a brief form, or linking to an online version of your résumé. Please select your preferred method:
*Do you have school or teacher requirements such as writing assignments, evaluations or project work in order to successfully volunteer or intern?
*How did you learn about volunteer/intern/e-team opportunities with ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, at the Leahy Center for Lake Champlain?

*Please describe any previous volunteer experience:

*Please list any medical restrictions, requirements, allergies, etc.:

In case of emergency, notify:

*Work Address:
*Home Telephone:

*All volunteers & interns are required to make a three month commitment.
Please indicate when you are available:

Start Date:

End Date:


Summer Season (June-August)
Fall (Sept - Dec.)
Spring (Jan - May)

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

*If Volunteer or Intern positions are full, would you like us to
keep your application on file for the next 6 months?

ECHO’s visitors are comprised of primarily families with young children; therefore it’s essential to ask the following question. Background checks will be performed on all applicants, regardless of a yes or no response. An answer of "yes" to this question does not constitute an automatic bar on volunteering.

*Have you ever been convicted, imprisoned, been on
probation, parole or under supervision as a result of a
 conviction, or been fined for any violation of the law?





*May we reproduce photos in which you appear in
ECHO promotional or educational materials?


Application Agreement & Release of Liability

Acceptance for volunteer, intern, e-team placement is subject to:

  • Satisfactory background check
  • Personal interview with Volunteer Coordinator and/or Department Staff
  • Willingness to abide by all organizational policies and procedures

By selecting "I agree" below, you and/or your parents are indicating your understanding that the "Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Inc, D/B/A ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center",

Is not obligated to provide placement, nor are you obligated to accept a position. The language in this application is not intended to create, nor is it to be construed to constitute, a contract of employment.

Accepts this application with the understanding that the contents are true and complete to the best of your knowledge. You authorize investigation of all statements contained herein. You understand that any incorrect, incomplete or false statements or information furnished by you may, at the discretion of ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center, disqualify you from volunteering/interning, or cause your dismissal.

May have times when confidential information is shared internally, and that you agree to keep this information confidential and don't disclose to others. 

The"Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Inc, D/B/A ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center" assumes no responsibility for any injury suffered by you as a result of your volunteer or intern work either on or off ECHO premises, and, that if you are appointed to ECHO’s volunteer/intern or e-team program, neither you nor your parents, nor the heirs, administrators, executors, and assigns of either shall ever institute, or aid in the institution of any action at law or otherwise against ECHO on account of any injury to you or your property resulting from your volunteer or intern service, and/or you and your parents, for your selves and your heirs, administrators, executors and assigns HEREBY RELEASE,The"Leahy Center for Lake Champlain Inc, D/B/A ECHO Lake Aquarium & Science Center its Board of Governors, Trustees, Officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims for personal injuries to you or loss of or damage to your property arising out of your activities as a volunteer, intern, e-team member.





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