want_to_be_a_trainerTheater of the Sea 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, shows and programs, 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 participation in the program for one to six months. A commitment of three or more months is preferred. Interns are paid minimum wage.

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.


Spring Jan – May 
• Application Deadline Oct. 1
• Notification Date by Nov 1

Summer May – Aug
• Application Deadline Feb. 1
• Notification Date by March 1

Fall Aug – Jan 
• Application Deadline June 1
• Notification Date by July 1

Click here to fill out the Internship Application.
Please Note: You will need to submit a digital copy of the following with your application. No incomplete applications will be considered.

• Statement of intent
• Resumé
• 2 letters of recommendation

If you have any questions about this program, please email the internship coordinator at  animalcare@theaterofthesea.com