Benefits of Student Membership

Discover AZA membership and explore exciting opportunities, information, and resources as you join the larger aquarium and zoo community. Enhance your knowledge, connect with peers and develop important skills to prepare for a career working in zoos and aquariums.

AZA's student category is designed for individuals who are interested in or preparing for a career in zoos or aquariums and are enrolled full-time or part-time as a student in a compulsory or higher education system. This membership category is available to those not working full-time at an aquarium, zoo, or related facility.

Student Member Benefits

  • Network with your peers on the AZA Network, a private social networking community bringing together individuals to share knowledge, best practices and experiences. There is an AZA Network group just for student members to engage in discussions and share resources
  • Stay informed with a member-exclusive optional subscription to AZA’s Connect magazine 
  • Receive the monthly member enewsletter, INSIGHT
  • Access to the Members Only resources on where you’ll find animal management information, conference proceedings, up-to-date numbers for some of the most widely used AZA statistics and more
  • Save with deep discounts on conference registrations 
  • Tap into grants to pursue training and conservation work through the Conservation Grants Fund – eligibility only available to AZA members
  • Membership provides access to AZA’s Professional Development Courses, where you’ll learn skills and enhance career advancement opportunities
  • Plan field study at other zoos and aquariums and receive discounted or free admissions
  • View AZA’s Job Listings board where open positions and internships are available across the country and internationally at zoos and aquariums
  • Access AZA's Online Member Directory where members can view member organizations and reported demographic data.

Download an application (PDF)  and join today.

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