Internships

Internships 

Join Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff and help us educate thousands of visitors each year about the marine environment of Southern California. Interns serve in many departments in front of the public and behind the scenes. Major divisions include: Aquarists, Exhibits, Research-Aquatic Nursery, Programs, Education, Outreach, Administration, Maintenance,  and Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. 

Most intern positions at the Aquarium are part-time. 

Interns Make a Difference!
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Sea Search Naturalist Internship

Sea Search is a unique and exciting beach-based field trip program for K-12 classrooms that teach school children about their connection to the ocean while on the beach, in the tide pools or salt marsh!

The Sea Search season at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium runs from October through June. Currently, there are no Sea Search Naturalist Internships available. Please check back as positions open.

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Marine Research Internships

Opportunities for paid interns are generously sponsored by Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Check in with aquaticnursery.research@cmaqua.org for upcoming postings or check back for updates.​

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Animal Care Internships

Opportunities for paid Animal Care interns are generously sponsored by Friends of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium. Check in with Lindsey.Williamson@lacity.org for upcoming postings.

2024 Animal Care Internship - Applications due May 31, 2024

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Young Scientist Program

The Young Scientists Program offers ocean-loving junior-and senior high school a free opportunity to explore their passion for science. Aquarium staff mentor students through scientific investigations on local marine topics with a focus on conservation and aquarium science.