Our team knows first-hand the value of combining your theoretical knowledge with hands-on learning, and we know that internships provide the perfect environment for this impactful work experience. We all started there. Now, it's our turn to share our experience and "tricks of the trade" with the next generation of marine mammal conservationists.
We're proud to welcome college students and recent graduates from around the world to DPMMR for experiential-based internships. It's our hope that the knowledge we impart to our interns will transcend beyond the walls of DPMMR and go on to benefit whales & dolphins in every ocean.
Dolphins Plus Marine Mammal Responder welcomes students and recent graduates worldwide to apply for an internship within our Animal Care & Training (ACT) department. The level 1 Animal Care & Training Internship is designed to give participants practical hands-on experience with marine mammal care, including participation in all aspects of the daily care & training of our Common bottlenose dolphins. Interns can expect to work alongside our animal care staff as they progress through a detailed training practicum, providing foundational skills needed to obtain an entry-level position within the field of animal care.
Duties & Responsibilities:
A complete application must be submitted electronically, via email, before being considered for an internship position. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and are reviewed 3-4 months prior to the start date of each internship session. We encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible to the season they wish to participate in.
Complete Application Includes:
Tentative Internship Session Start Dates :
Please email completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org at-least three to four months prior to the start date of the session you wish to apply for.
Participants of the Level 1 ACT internship are invited to apply to our advanced Level 2 Animal Care & Training internship.
The Level 2 Animal Care & Training Internship builds on the foundation developed during the level 1 internship to advance participant's skillset and understanding of marine mammal care and training. Level 2 interns are given additional responsibilities and opportunities designed to develop and polish the skills needed for an entry-level position in the animal care & training field. Level 2 interns assist with training and clearing Level 1 interns on certain tasks, have the opportunity to facilitate guest interactions, and continue developing animal training skills by completing a second set of training practicums. Participants will have the opportunity to earn an audible bridge. This advanced internship has a heavy emphasis on hands-on training and developing problem-solving skills necessary for success within the field.