Please note: We are, unfortunately, not taking bookings for Job Shadowing at the moment.

The Two Oceans Aquarium Environmental Education Centre runs a job shadow programme for Grade 9 to 12 learners. This programme is intended to give youths that would like to one day work in the marine science environment, marine conservation or an attraction like the Aquarium an idea of what to expect from their future career.

During the two-day job shadow period, learners will have the opportunity to observe our staff in action behind the scenes, ask them questions, and learn about our work, conservation and marine science in the Environmental Education centre.

Job shadowing takes place over two days: either a Tuesday and Wednesday slot or Thursday and Friday slot. Due to the busy schedules of our staff, we are unable to accommodate job shadows outside these slots, or on public holidays. 

How to apply

In order to apply, you need to fill in the application form below.

Be aware - we are often flooded with learners wishing to participate in the programme at the end of each term, but slots are limited. To avoid disappointment, book as early as possible, or talk to your teachers about getting some time off school earlier in the term.

Please note that you will need the following documents ready to upload when you submit your application:

  1. A letter from your school principal, counsellor or Life Science teacher confirming your interest in marine life/requirement to do a job shadow.
  2. A one-page motivational essay prepared by you.

All application communication must be done by the learners themselves. We will not accept applications made by parents. 

Apply to job shadow

Please fill in the form below and a Two Oceans Aquarium representative will be in touch shortly.

Apply to job shadow

Please provide a landline or cellphone number where we can reach you.

Please note: These programmes are not offered on Mondays, over weekends, on public holidays or over school holidays.

Please upload a letter from your school principal, councillor or Life Science teacher confirming your interest in marine life here.

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