Ocean Institute Career & Leadership Club
Experience is the Teacher


This program is for high school students and aims to give them exposure to various career pathways and leadership opportunities. Working across departments, these high school students will enhance their resumes and make important contributions to Ocean Institute. 

Cohorts of 6 students will develop their knowledge and skills in leadership, communication, education, teamwork, research and more as they support education and husbandry one afternoon a week. (M-TH) for three months. Each Friday the entire club is invited to campus to conduct citizen science and support other projects on campus. 



Monday – Thursday

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participants will pick 1 day (M-TH) a week to attend for the entire 3 months. Friday is optional for all participants.



September 14, 2020 – December 4, 2020



3 Months – $1,200



Upon checkout, please select the day of week that you are joining.  

Every Monday for three months – Select Sept 14th on the calendar
Every Tuesday for three months- Select Sept 15th on the calendar
Every Wednesday for three months- Select Sept 16th on the calendar
Every Thursday for three months – Select Sept 17th on the calendar 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Will these hours count towards high school volunteer hours?


What if i miss a day, can I make it up that week?

To limit the number of people on campus and co-mingling  we will not be offering make up days.


How many people will be in the group each day?

6 total, although they will be split into 2 groups of 3.


Covid Policies 

Staff and participants must wear face masks. Ocean Institute has increased the frequency of sanitation on public surfaces – door handles, restrooms, etc. Restrooms are available on-site at the Ocean Institute prior to the cruise and upon request on the vessel. These areas will be disinfected before, during, and after use. There will be access to hand sanitizer and hand-washing stations. 

The heath and safety of our guests, staff, and volunteers is and always has been of utmost importance to the Ocean Institute. We are constantly assessing the status of the State and the Orange County’s public health guidelines and making decisions related to the most up to date information from the center for disease control and OC Department of Health. 

Cancellation & Pricing Policies: 

Once purchased, there are no refunds 
Member codes and group rates will not apply at this time 
A processing fee is included in all reservations

If you need assistance or have any questions, please contact the Ocean Institute at guestservices@oceaninstitute.org or call (949) 496-2274.