The marine mammal intern program is designed to be a career learning experience. Interns will gain firsthand experience in data collection, food preparation, and marine mammal husbandry. Where appropriate, interns may take part in interactions with cetaceans, pinnipeds, otters, and penguins, but animal contact is minimal. The intern works toward accomplishing a special research, observational, or school project. Internships are available in winter, spring, summer and fall. A commitment of 12 to 20 weeks, 30 to 35 hours a week is required.