An important component of the National Marine Mammal Foundation's mission is to apply our discoveries about marine mammals to inspire creative thinking and a commitment to ocean conservation in future generations. To achieve this mission, the NMMF supports world-class marine mammal training internships and veterinary externships for the Navy. In addition to hosting college interns from around the country, our education efforts are expanding to include outreach opportunities in local schools and in the community.
Creating Opportunities for Students and the Community
The National Marine Mammal Foundation is proud to provide administrative support to several internship opportunities at the Navy Marine Mammal Program. Intern programs are for US citizens only, and include the following:
As part of our commitment to education, the National Marine Mammal Foundation participates in outreach efforts at local San Diego schools and public events. By educating children and the community about our exciting marine mammal discoveries, we hope to inspire future generations for years to come. Science education is incredibly important, and we hope to do our part by exposing students to the unique and rewarding work that we do with the animals.
If your group is interested in having someone from our team come out to give a presentation, or set up a classroom visit, please contact our Director of Education and Outreach.