The temperatures have only just begun warming up, but the Dolphin Encounters team is already gearing up for the summer months when its annual internship camp will be giving teenage and young adult students a head start on their careers in the sciences.
The internship camp is one of thirteen education programs offered by the Dolphin Encounters team in coordination with Dolphin Encounters’ non-profit association, Project B.E.A.C.H. (the Bahamas Education Association for Cetacean Health). While most of the Dolphin Encounters education programs have been designed with students in mind, offering primary and high school learners the chance to understand more about marine life and conservation, the internship camp is the only program that caters to those with strong interests in pursuing careers in marine biology, science or conservation.
Open to high school and college students who are at least 14 years old, the camp provides the opportunity to get involved in educational events, try a hand at guest relations and take part in facility maintenance. Interns can also expect to get their feet wet in animal care and training by working alongside trainers in areas like diet preparation and pool maintenance. An exceptional opportunity for those interested in related careers, interns are welcomed as full-time members of staff, working from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday.
The camp sets itself apart from similar organizations by offering free enrollment and participation to Bahamian students. International students are welcomed at a weekly rate of $250, which includes an internship handbook, two Seadventure Camp T-shirts, a certificate of completion and an end-of-week evaluation. In order to be considered for the program, each prospective participant should submit an intern application, an internship liability waiver, a letter of recommendation and a cover letter outlining why he or she should be chosen as an intern.
To find out more about other Dolphin Encounters education programs or to apply for a position in the internship camp, call 242-363-7150 (general inquiries).