Cabrillo Marine Aquarium


  Become a Part of the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium Family!
Join the Cabrillo Marine Aquarium staff and help us educate thousands of visitors each year about the marine environment of Southern California. Interns and staff serve in many departments in front of the public and behind the scenes. Major divisions include: Aquarists, Exhibits, Research-Aquatic Nursery, Programs, Education, Outreach, Administration, Maintenance, FRIENDS of Cabrillo Marine Aquarium.

Most intern and staff positions at the Aquarium are part-time. Interested individuals can submit a resume regardless of whether current opportunities are available. We will add you to our job mailing list for one year to receive flyers of upcoming openings. The Aquarium is a facility of the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks and full-time positions (Civil Service) are hired through the City of Los Angeles Personnel Division.
Interns Make a Difference!
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.

For more information about the Key to the Sea Internship click here.

For more information about the Key to the Sea Program visit Heal the Bay's website.

Professional Association of Diving Instructors (P.A.D.I.) Interns
High school students from the Los Angeles School District investigated aquaculture techniques of the moon jellyfish, red rock shrimp and the California spiny lobster in attempts to improve our current culturing methods. Their hard work helped us improve our current animal husbandry techniques.
In recent years, our interns have investigated:  the effects of water temperature on moon jellyfish reproduction; the effects of over-crowding on the development of red rock shrimp larvae; the effects of interspecies competition between two moon jellyfish species; and the effects of sea salt variation on the survival of lobster larvae.