Theater of the Sea volunteer interns work alongside animal care staff to feed and care for dolphins, sea lions, sea turtles, tropical fish, sharks, stingrays, and marine invertebrates. Interns are trained to assist with fish preparation, exhibit upkeep, and animal feeds through observation, discussion, and participation with employees and by completing assigned reading materials. They are given several written quizzes to evaluate their progress.
Interns work an eight hour day five days a week and may select to participate in the program for one to six months. A commitment of three or more months is preferred.
University accreditation for completion of the internship program is common and must be coordinated by you through your school. Theater of the Sea will provide validation of participation upon completion.
Applicants must be at least eighteen years of age, physically fit, and able to provide for their own living expenses. This is an unpaid position.
To apply, please send the following information to the Internship Coordinator at Theater of the Sea.
Statement of intent
2 letters of recommendation
Proof of medical insurance
No incomplete applications will be considered
For Islamorada information and accommodations, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 1-800-FAB-KEYS.
If you have any questions about this program, please email the internship coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Internship Program Application.
for Internship Program Questionnaire
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