Husbandry Internship


Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles offers hands-on, 10-week Husbandry Training opportunities to undergraduate college students, college graduates, veterinary students and other individuals age 18 years and older. 

This is a highly specialized opportunity to learn how a hospital for pinnipeds provides medical care, housing and food to seals and sea lions in distress.  Training will come from our husbandry managers and shift leaders, veterinary staff, and seasoned volunteers.  This invaluable training offers a unique experience for those seeking a career in a veterinary medicine, conservation biology, or related field.

All 2019 positions have been filled.

Applications for the 2020 Spring Season Now Open!

2020 Husbandry Training Program Openings

2020 internships are full, but please email to be put on the wait list.

10 weeks @ 30 hours/week

Mid-Jan – 2 FILLED

Mid-Feb – 3 FILLED

Mid-Mar – 1 FILLED

Mid-Apr – 1 FILLED

Mid-May – 3 FILLED

4th Year Veterinary Students

March – OPEN

April – OPEN

May – OPEN

Click here for the Husbandry Training Intern position description. 

This is an un-paid internship. Husbandry Training participants are responsible for their own transportation, housing and medical insurance throughout the internship.

For students who hope to earn university credit, it is the sole responsibility of the student to obtain permission from their school and make all arrangements.  The credit opportunity must be disclosed to MMCC LA, including any specialized requirements unique to the school, and must be arranged prior to accepting a position for the 10-week training program.

Participants will be exposed to a wide variety of tasks involved with rehabilitating seals and sea lions. In addition to husbandry activities, participants may be asked to assist with facility maintenance projects that are necessary to maintain a safe environment for our patients.

Click here to read more about this volunteer internship opportunity.

Please send an email to for questions or to obtain further information.

Thank you!

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