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This internship is open to undergraduate students or recent graduates with a genuine interest in marine mammal science. The internship is limited to 12 interns at a time. Interns will live and work at our facility and gain valuable research and training experience working with our resident population of bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).

Under the direction of a senior dolphin trainer/biologist, interns will engage in a wide variety of activities and gain experience and skills that will make them more competitive when pursuing future employment and research opportunities in the field of marine mammal science.  


Interns will:

  • Receive in-depth lectures on a variety of topics including evolution, anatomy, and physiology.

  • Utilize field research methods to observe and record behavioral interactions and help collect data for ongoing research projects.

  • Learn marine mammal training techniques.

  • Assist in dolphin husbandry and animal care management.

  • Interact with an extremely dedicated and caring team of marine mammal professionals.

Dolphin Training & Research Internship

May 27 - July 1, 2023
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