Sea Cliffs Internship

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No applications are currently being accepted for the Sea Cliffs Internship. At this time, it has not been determined when applications will be open again. Please continue to check the website for updates.

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 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

If you are interested in applying, please send a resume and cover letter to with the subject SEA CLIFFS INTERNSHIP

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