Sea Cliffs Internship

Photo Credit: Julie Larsen Maher @WCS

Assist the animal care staff in the husbandry of sea lions, harbor seals, sea otters and penguins.


  • Must be 18 years of age (no exceptions)
  • Commitment of 3 days a week for 20 weeks, 4 days a week for 15 weeks, or 5 days a week for 12 weeks (no exceptions)
  • Fulltime college student or recent graduate
  • Interest in pursuing career in animal care
  • Be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Be physically able to perform laborious tasks in extreme weather conditions and fast paced environment
  • Have the ability to work well in a busy and fast paced environment
  • Option to memorize and perform one educational narration
  • SCUBA Certification optional
  • Provide own housing and transportation


  • Prepare daily diets
  • Clean and maintain all animal and food preparation areas
  • Assist in training sessions and feedings
  • Narrate exhibit feeds
  • Schedule and administer daily enrichment
  • Participate in classes on animal training and complete a shaping plan
  • Assist staff with ongoing behavioral projects

The summer application deadline was May 1. Recruitment for the fall session will open in July. Check back for updates.

CLICK HERE to see all WCS internship opportunities

Purchase Tickets Online

Buy Now