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Join The Marine Mammal Center's Team

The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity, nonprofit employer committed to social and environmental equity.



Payroll & Accounting Specialist

The Payroll & Accounting Specialist is responsible for the bi-weekly preparation, processing, and reporting of payroll to ensure accuracy of payroll and compliance with all applicable regulations. On a weekly basis, this role is responsible for processing accounting transactions, including accounts payable, cash disbursements, and bank deposits. The specialist provides friendly and timely service to both internal staff and external contacts, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail that is required of an accounting system, while staying up to date with industry changes and new developments to align with best practice standards.

Sausalito, California • Full-time • Posted January 18, 2024


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Internships & Externships

Pathology & Diagnostics

Pathology Resident Rotation

The Pathology Resident Rotation is an opportunity to for anatomic and clinical pathology residents in established programs to gain experience in marine mammal anatomy and pathology. Rotating residents will provide postmortem data on our patients and select carcasses, which consist of phocids, otariids, and the occasional cetacean and sea otter. During their time at the Center, they will be become familiar with marine mammal gross necropsy and histopathology including classic diseases. This position requires at least a minimum of 2 weeks with openings year-round. 

Sausalito, California • minimum 2-week rotation • currently recruiting


Hawaiian Monk Seal Conservation

Maui Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Intern

The Hawaiian Monk Seal Response Intern supports The Marine Mammal Center’s Maui operations by answering calls from the public; educating and engaging the public in conversations about Hawaiian monk seals, conservation work, and the Center; helping identify and assess the health of monk seals, directing beach foot traffic, and dispatching the Center’s volunteers to any seals.  

Maui Island, Hawaii • 6-month internship • Posted February 23, 2024


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Train and Learn Alongside Our Experts

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning environment.

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We are all one community, compassionate and respectful of each other as we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • We engage in honest, thoughtful communication and remain open to feedback and new ideas.
  • We embrace diversity and bring a positive approach to our work as a team.
  • We take pride in what we achieve together and continually strive to learn and improve.
  • We build trust by honoring commitments, taking responsibility for our actions and assuming good intentions in others.
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Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Marine Mammal Center. You can help rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals, educate the public, and so much more.

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