Volunteer Internships

Volunteer Internships are currently on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Southern California Marine Institute Volunteer Internship program is designed to introduce high school and college level students to marine science careers. Interns will learn basic operations at SCMI’s marine facility including supporting our Aquarist and Vessel Engineers. We are looking for students interested in marine science, marine biology, vessel engineering and animal husbandry. Students must be 16 years or older to intern.

Intern duties include:

  • Seawater system maintenance
  • Animal Husbandry
  • Water quality testing
  • Marine science education
  • Vessel maintenance

To apply: Fill out the application and email it along with your resume to:

Adriana Stowell, Budget and Research Coordinator,


(310) 519-3172 ext. 972

Volunteer Internship Program App