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)
  • Current college or graduate student
  • 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


Internship SessionApplication Opens ByDeadline
Spring (Jan-April/May)Early NovemberDecember 1
Summer (End of May-August)Early AprilMay 1
Fall (September-November/December)Early JulyAugust 1

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