Social Media Internship

Sausalito, California, United States Part-time


At The Marine Mammal Center, we are guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. 


We rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals at our state-of-the-art veterinary facilities by engaging a dedicated workforce and a supportive community. We learn from the patients in our care and contribute to scientific understanding of the changing health of our ocean, taking action to address ocean threats and save endangered species. We lead as a teaching hospital by training veterinary professionals locally and internationally, and inspiring future ocean stewards through innovative school and public education programs.  


The Marine Mammal Center is an internationally renowned marine mammal hospital, research center and educational facility—the largest of its kind in the world. Since 1975, the Center has rescued more than 20,000 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with an average of 600–800 rescues per year, primarily seals and sea lions.

Professional staff at the Center collaborate with more than 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and nonprofit organizations from around the world, and the Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults each year.

The Center’s headquarters overlooks the ocean in the Marin Headlands of Sausalito, California, within the Golden Gate National Parks. Additional satellite facilities in Morro Bay and Moss Landing support the Center’s rescue efforts in California along its 600-mile range from San Luis Obispo to Mendocino counties. In 2014, the Center opened Ke Kai Ola, a hospital for the rehabilitation of the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, in Kailua-Kona, Hawai‘i.

With an annual operating budget of almost $9 million, 60 to 70 staff depending on the time of year, and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers, the Center operates 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.


The Marine Mammal Center has a vibrant social media presence and seeks a social media intern to create high-quality content for its primary social media profiles. Intern in a comfortable, friendly environment; enhance your communications, office and social media skills; boost your resume; meet like-minded people and know that you’re helping to raise awareness for marine mammal health and ocean conservation.


  • Work with the on-site PR & Marketing Officer to create and implement social media campaigns
  • Monitor relevant social media channels/influencers for potential engagement and storytelling opportunities
  • Craft evergreen social media posts and develop content calendars on weekly basis
  • Perform research to find news relevant to ocean conservation and marine mammals and craft content that invites engagement
  • Provide support to the marketing and public relations team


  • Strong ability to craft messaging with wit and charm in short-form writing
  • Ability to quickly summarize news articles and stories in a few words
  • Familiarity with main stream social media platforms, including but not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc.
  • Strong ability to work effectively under tight deadlines
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Creative self-starter who is comfortable with both taking initiative and working in collaboration
  • Experience with basic photo editing and video editing is not necessary but it is a plus
  • Must have a car to be able to travel to the Center in the Marin Headlands as there is no public transportation


Internships are three to six months with flexible end dates and extensions available for excellent candidates. Desired start date is September 4 with a minimum commitment of three days per week.


Applications will be accepted until August 19, or until the position is filled.

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