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.

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.

Once you have read the full Internship position description linked above, click here to submit an application.

For information on 4th year veterinary student rotations or Husbandry Training Program questions, please email

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