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 including bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Harbor seals, Asian small clawed otters, and African penguins. 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)

Interns will:



Session Dates Application Deadline
Summer (May – August) February 15th
Fall (August – November) June 15th
Winter (December - February) September 15th
Spring (February – May) December 15th

Application Procedure

All interested parties must submit the following:


Applications can be mailed to:

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
Attention: Marine Mammal Intern Coordinator
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway SE
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

Documents can be scanned and emailed to:

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