Internships

Bermuda Location Only

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 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.


Dolphin Quest Internship Description

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
  • Able to successfully 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
  • 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 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 three times per year and is offered for four months 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.

 

Session Type Dates Deadline
2020 Session – 1 Marine Mammal 1/3/2020 – 5/8/2020 October 15, 2019
2020 Session – 2 Marine Mammal 5/11/2020 – 9/4/2020 February 1, 2020
2020 Session – 2 Marine Conservation Education 5/11/2020 – 9/4/2020 February 1, 2020
2020 Session – 3 Marine Mammal 9/7/2020 – 1/1/2021 May 31, 2020

Application and Deadline

Completed application packets must arrive no later than 5 p.m. 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 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 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.