Key to the Sea Beach Naturalist Internship
Key to the Sea is a unique and exciting beach-based field trip program for K-5 classrooms that teach school children about their connection to the ocean!
The Key to the Sea season at Cabrillo Marine Aquarium runs from October through March. If you are interested in applying for an internship position, please contact Heal the Bay starting in September.
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For more information about the Key to the Sea Program visit Heal the Bay's website
Summer Marine Research Internships
The Young Scientists Program
offers an intensive training on marine conservation research during the
summer. These opportunities are generously sponsored by the PADI
Young Scientists Program
Marine research mentorship for high school
students begins with an application and interview at the Research
Program Icebreaker (May) and continues through the following spring.
This year-long program is highly impacted and competitive applicants are
those who enthusiastically pursue opportunities and ongoing learning in
marine conservation. Time commitment is about 10-20hrs every week. To
apply, email firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP for the next
Research Program Icebreaker. Note: there is only one application period
and one research cycle each year, which runs from May to March.
The PADI Research Internship trains high school students to
investigate local southern California marine life in the Aquatic Nursery
laboratory between June-August. Previous projects include studying
juvenile octopus behavior, grunion larval growth, and harbor plankton
biodiversity. Eligibility is restricted to harbor area residents. Time
commitment is about 20hrs/wk. To apply, email