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Internships

Bermuda Location Only

Come join the Dolphin Quest team in our exciting educational internship program and gain valuable practical experience that will help prepare you for your future.

Our interns will explore a multi-faceted marine mammal program in a sub-tropical island ocean environment, beneficial for pursuing a variety of careers involving marine mammals or marine conservation education.

This international unpaid practicum is offered at our Bermuda site only and is recognized by many educational institutions towards course credits. 

 

We are pleased to announce that our Internship Educational Practicums have now reopened for online applications. 

Please see below for upcoming dates. 

 


Dolphin Quest Internship Description

Who:

The candidate should meet the following criteria in order to be considered.  If you have any questions about your qualifications or abilities, please email us.

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a current college sophomore, junior, senior or above; or be enrolled in a college with the start date commencing within a year. Applicants who have been out of college for more than two years are NOT eligible.
  • College course work is relevant to the internship (e.g. biology, marine science, psychology, animal science or similar) is required.
  • Able to read, write and speak fluently in English.
  • Have strong swimming skills. Able to complete the Dolphin Quest Swim Test.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the internship which includes working outdoors in all-weather elements and ability to lift 50 pounds.
  • Must be financially responsible for food, lodging and transportation.
  • Must be 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 will:

  • Receive an in-depth hands-on and experiential education with a focus on bottlenose dolphins in an accredited marine mammal care environment.
  • Gain deeper knowledge in the sciences of animal psychology/behavior and of megafauna physiology.
  • Learn about the value and range of husbandry aspects from dietary needs and preparation to collection or lab readings and health assessment.
  • Develop learned skills in a practical setting such as research data collection, public engagement and animal interaction.
  • Explore and experience other marine animals, habitats, conservation and the environment.
  • Attend a custom designed lecture series, participate in workshops and explore personal development opportunities.
  • Receive individualized mentorship from highly trained Marine Mammal Specialists
  • Benefit from regular assessments of knowledge growth and evaluations of the practical applications of that learned
  • Participate in outreach engagement and conservation activity to inspire change and create a connection to our animal family

This experience is a journey worth discovering as you join 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”.

Be Inspired, Make a Difference.

 

 

Marine Mammal Internship – download a complete description

Marine Conservation Education Internship – download a complete description

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 year round – current length is 3 months onsite in duration.

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.

All program offerings are subject to government COVID regulations and applicable immigration guidelines and requirements for international applicants. 

Session Type Dates Deadline
2022 Session – 3 Marine Mammal August 22 – November 11 June 3, 2022
2022 Session – 4 Marine Mammal November 14 – February 3 September 2, 2022
2023 Session – 1 Marine Mammal February 6 – April 28 November 4, 2023

 


Application and Deadline

Completed application packets must arrive no later than 9 p.m. AT/8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on the final deadline date. Applications that are incomplete or arrive after the final deadline may risk not being 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 rename 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 gain academic credit with their university or college.  Students will need to speak to their university counselor or advisor for information on making those arrangements. Dolphin Quest will assist with any necessary paperwork to support eligible students in gaining academic credit for their practicum period completed.