Get A Head Start On Your Marine Career
Experts agree: if you are looking to get a head start on your marine career, start young and never pass up an opportunity to get experience in an area that interests you. Volunteer opportunities, internships (paid and unpaid), fellowships, camps, mentoring programs, science clubs, and independent research projects give you a taste of what the field is like and may give you and edge over someone who lacks experience. P
Dolphin Encounters Student Internships targets students in high school or college and is intended to provide young adults with experience in marine career areas as well as assist in fulfilling research projects, internships or work-study requirements. The student can also use the experience as an asset to his or her own resume.
Program content is dependent on the time of year in which the internship is performed. Applicants can expect to be involved in assisting trainers throughout each day with animal care & training duties, including, but not limited to, fish preparation, pool maintenance and record-keeping as well as duties in the areas of education programs, guest relations and customer service. So take the first step and get a head start on your marine career!
Your sharp and invigorating interest in a marine career will be well invested in an internship at Dolphin Encounters.
As a student, you can look forward to receiving hands-on experience in the animal care, animal training and education fields during your internship. This will include many duties, such as preparing diets, cleaning buckets, and aiding guests through their once-in-a-lifetime experience in meeting the animals. From this diverse experience, you can expect an evaluation of your job skills, an outline of your internship duties, and a certificate of achievement. These materials can prove valuable to your resume as well as may be applied to credit requests with your university.
The program content is dependent on the time of year in which the internship is performed. Applicants can expect to be involved in assisting trainers throughout each day with animal care duties, education events, training sessions, guest relations and facility maintenance. If you have a particular interest in the marine mammal field, we will do our best to incorporate more of those components in your internship.
This program is only available to students enrolled in high school or college and is intended to provide experience in marine career areas as well as assist in fulfilling research projects, internships or work-study requirements. Each intern will be provided with at least two t-shirts per week, an education kit, a certificate of achievement and an evaluation of your performance. In addition, our education staff will present a variety of topics, at least two each week, which will give you the opportunity to ask in-depth questions about topics such as animal training techniques and marine careers.
Dolphin Encounters cannot provide any housing, transportation or any other costs of your visit. We will make recommendations for local hotels and transportation on request. Students under the age of eighteen MUST provide permission from a legal parent or guardian to participate in the program AND a living arrangements for the student while traveling in the Bahamas.
To apply you must submit an intern application, an internship liability waiver, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter outlining why you should be chosen as an intern. These documents are all available to be printed from this website. If associated with a school project, the applicant must also include the requirements of your school program and/or the goals of the internship. All applications are reviewed individually.
If you are interested in participating, please fax the documents to Education Department, Dolphin Encounters (242)394-2244 or (242)363-4438.
If you have further questions, please email them to .
Think you would like to be a member of our team? Fill out the Employment Application Form and submit it to Human Resources. Click here to download the Application Form.