Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute has a history of nurturing young people in their quest to become scientists. Many undergraduate and graduate students have served in various volunteer and part-time rolls assisting our scientists with critical experiments and basic operations of research.
The Institute uses volunteers
throughout the year to help with a variety of projects.
Because of insurance regulations, we cannot accommodate the wishes of
people under 18 years of age. Please note that all volunteer and
internship positions at the Institute are unpaid.
Scientists at Hubbs-SeaWorld Research Institute may need volunteers
to assist with their research projects on an intermediate or ongoing
Currently, there are no volunteer opportunities available at our
Mission Bay location. If you are interested in volunteering at our
hatchery located in Carlsbad, CA, please complete our online
application and e-mail to [email protected] .
Volunteers are needed regularly in Florida to help with marine
mammal strandings along the East Coast. All research volunteers are
required to complete an official HSWRI sponsored training course and
agree to applicable background checks. Please email
[email protected] to request an application.
The Development Departments in Florida and California need help with
mass mailings, special events and other public relations functions
hosted by the Institute. This important volunteer function illustrates
to the community the depth of support and ensures every possible dollar
raised goes toward our research and mission.