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Take part in a Dolphin Quest Internship!

Who | What | Where | When | Application & Deadline

Come join the Dolphin Quest team in our exciting internship program and gain valuable job experience that will help prepare you for your future. Our interns get to explore a fast-paced, multi-faceted, and exciting work environment while living abroad in a beautiful island setting. 

Dolphin Quest offers an internship program, which is designed to assist those interested in gaining valuable hands-on experience that will be beneficial for pursuing a career involving marine mammals. We offer this incredible hands-on program at our Bermuda site only.

Who

This opportunity is available to those candidates ages 18 and older. The candidate should meet the following criteria:

  • College experience recommended.
  • Able to read, write and speak fluently in English.
  • Strong swimming skills.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the internship, which includes working outdoors in all-weather elements and ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Financially responsible for food, lodging and transportation.
  • Able to commit to the entire internship program. Please note the start and end dates of the session to which you are applying.

What

During the internship program:

  • You learn about dolphins, other marine animals, and our ocean and everything involved in pursuing the Dolphin Quest mission to touch hearts and minds through fun, innovative experiences, that create a connection to nature and a passion to learn more.
  • You learn the value of husbandry from collection to assessment, inspire the next generation of ocean stewards, experience the first-hand value of promoting conservation messaging and bond with our animal family.
  • You get to live the elements of wellness in your daily life while embracing it with our animals.

It’s a once in a lifetime experience and a journey worth discovering.

Marine Mammal Training Internshipdownload a complete description

Marine Conservation Education Internship
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Download and review the general information and additional details about our internship program. This also includes basic information about housing options and cost of living.

Where

Dolphin Quest Bermuda, located at the National Museum of Bermuda, Bermuda.

When

The program operates three times per year and is offered for four months in duration.

Current Session

Session  Type  Dates Final Deadline
2017 Session – 2 Marine Mammal Training 9/11/2017 to 1/12/2018 closed

 

Next Session
All sessions below are open for applications.
We will start considering applications prior to the final deadline. Please note that early applicants may fill available intern spots.

Session Type Dates Final Deadline

2018 Session – 1

Marine Mammal Training 1/15/2018 to 5/11/2018 closed

2018 Session – 2

Marine Mammal Training 5/14/2018 to 9/14/2018 February 9, 2018

2018 Session – 2

Marine Conservation Education 5/14/2018 to 9/14/2018 February 9, 2018

2018 Session – 3 

Marine Mammal Training  9/17/2018 to 1/11/2019  June 15, 2018

 


Application & Deadline

Completed application packets must arrive no later than 5:00 pm PST on the final deadline date. Applications that are incomplete or arrive after the final deadline will not be considered. All application materials must be sent electronically, see link below for application.

Internship Application – click here to download
Please Note – The application is a Microsoft Office file. Please download and re-name the file using your full name and save before sending.

Completed application packet must include:

  • A completed application.
  • A one page cover letter briefly describing your past experience as it relates to the internship.
  • A resume describing your academic background and work experience.
  • One letter of reference from one of the individuals listed on your application. This letter may be included in your completed packet or uploaded (see link below) before the final deadline.  Note: the letters must arrive prior to the final deadline.

Upload Internship files – click here
The following files will be accepted on the Internship – Upload page: All files must be either PDF, DOC or DOCX format.

  • A one page cover letter briefly describing your past experience as it relates to the internship.
  • A resume describing your academic background and work experience.
  • One letter of reference from one of the individuals listed on your application. This letter may be included in your completed packet or uploaded to Dolphin Quest (see link above).  Note: the letters must arrive prior to the final deadline

Academic Credit
Interns may be able to make arrangements with their university or college to gain academic credit. Students will need to speak to their university counselor or advisor for information. Dolphin Quest will assist with any necessary paperwork to support students in gaining academic credit while here.