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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:


*I am interested in the following opportunities (check as many as you would like)
Education Department: Age 16-18   Animal Care Department: Age 16-18
Volunteer: Age 16+ (4 hrs/wk)   Volunteer: Age 16+ (4 hrs/wk)
Paid Summer Intern: Age 18+   Spring/Fall/Summer Intern: Age 18+
Public Programs Intern: Age 18+      
      Guest Services and Event Department: Age 18+
Marketing/Social Media Department: Age 18+   Event Management Intern: Spring/Fall/Summer
Marketing/Social Media Intern: Spring/Fall/Summer      
      Information Technology Department: Age 18+
Resource Room Assistant
(Lake Champlain Basin Program): Age 18+
  Paid Summer Intern
Volunteer (4 hrs/wk)   Spring/Fall Intern
Development Department: Age 18+   Teen Environmental Leader: Ages 14-16 (High School Freshman & Sophomores)
Mission Marketing Intern: Spring/Fall/Summer   2014-2015 School Year


Schools Attended



Dates Attended:

High School:
Graduate Study:


 *Please list previous work experience that would qualify you for this placement (places, dates of service, position held), or paste your resume into this section:

*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:

*We often have unexpected needs for volunteer service throughout ECHO. To help us answer these needs, please list any skills, hobbies, special training, or interests that you may have as completely as possible (ex. foreign language, calligraphy, typing, drawing, theater, etc.):

*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
 pass on your application to another department?


*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.

*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?




If yes, please give dates, details, and penalties for each occurrence below. An answer of "yes" to this question does not constitute an automatic bar on volunteering.


*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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