Social Media Intern

2000 Bunker Road, Sausalito, CA 94965 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 the largest facility of its kind in the world. Founded in 1975, The Center has grown into an internationally renowned and state-of-the art marine mammal hospital, research center and educational organization. Each year, The Center treats 600 – 800 sick, injured and orphaned marine mammals, with the goal of rehabilitation and release. Its professional staff collaborates with over 30 different scientific, educational, federal, state and non-profit organizations from around the world. 

Marine mammal scientists and veterinarians from across the globe visit The Center and shadow its staff and volunteers to learn from the hundreds of animals treated each year, and from its acclaimed veterinary, scientific, and research staff. By collaborating with leading scientists and researchers to learn from the patients in their care, The Center expands and advances science to increase understanding of the health of the ocean and highlights implications for human health.

 In addition to its work within the scientific community, The Center’s formal and informal education programs reach 100,000 children and adults ever year. Ultimately, The Center’s work inspires action and fosters stewardship toward the care of our environment.

 Overlooking the ocean in the Marin Headlands, in Sausalito, CA, The Center operates three field stations in its 600-mile rescue range on the California coastline from San Luis Obispo through Mendocino County. Simultaneous to the construction of its new Kona, Hawaii facility, The Center’s rescue range has increased to include the entire Hawaiian archipelago. With an annual operating budget of almost $9M, 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.

Social Media Internship

The Marine Mammal Center is expanding its social media presence, and seeks a part-time 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 Digital Communications Manager 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 our 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 and 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
  • Interns are required to pass a background check
  • If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution 
  • 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 February with a commitment of three days per week.

To apply click the link below. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 15, 2018. If you have questions about the position, please reach out to the Digital Communications Manager, Lucy-Claire Saunders, at

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