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Internships

Marine Animal Training Internship Program

If you are considering a career in the marine mammal field, our internship program is an excellent way to start. You will receive valuable experience that will assist you in achieving your future goals. Our volunteer-based internship program is designed for college students and recent graduates who are serious about pursuing a career working with marine mammals. The Gulfarium houses a variety of marine animals and provides a unique and diverse internship experience. Interns will deliver formal microphone presentations, prepare diets, maintain cleanliness of all areas, record husbandry data, and observe training techniques.  (All Gulfarium internships are unpaid, voluntary positions)

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Aquarium Internship Program

The Aquarium Internship will provide valuable experience in several areas of biology while working hands-on with a variety of aquatic species and reptiles. Interns will learn the workings of small and large marine systems and the animal ecology behind each species. The Aquarium Internship is broken down into three different areas: Bony Fish and Invertebrates, Elasmobranchs, and Reptiles. Interns will spend time in each separate area and will be involved in different aspects of these areas, including guest programs, animal diet preparation, cleaning of animal habitats, narrating chats, and feeding and training animals.  (All Gulfarium internships are unpaid, voluntary positions)

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