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Academic internships are available for students seeking experience in the general marine science field.  Students attending Cal Poly, Cuesta College and John Hancock can receive supervised academic credit if pre-approved by an advisor.  In addition, students attending school outside of the San Luis Obispo area are also encouraged to apply for summer internships.

Opportunities are available within the center’s various departments, including education programs, aquaristing and animal husbandry, marketing, communication, event planning and the public exhibit hall.

All internships are unpaid. The internship commitment period is a minimum of one (1) academic semester/quarter.  The minimum hourly commitment varies by program and level of credits.  Acceptance into the program is contingent on successful completion of the volunteer application application, in-person interview and background check.

Applications are accepted year round and the specific term and start date of each internship may vary depending on the student and current aquarium needs. 

We are currently seeking interns for our education, fundraising and aquaristing departments.  

To apply, please fill out the application found at the following link:



Please feel free to contact us with any specific questions:  805-595-7280.  Thank you for your interest!