Animal Care and Training Internship

want_to_be_a_trainerTheater of the Sea Animal Care and Training 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.

During peak season, interns may be required to assist in our registration office.

Interns work a four day, twenty nine hours a week schedule, over a minimum of a three month duration. Interns are paid minimum wage.

University accreditation for completion of the internship program is common and must be coordinated by the student through their school. Theater of the Sea will provide validation of participation upon completion.

Questions can be addressed to the internship coordinator at


Spring: January – May

  • Application Deadline: October 1
  • Notification Date by: November 1

Summer: May – August

  • Application Deadline: January 1
  • Notification Date by: February 1

Fall: August – January

  • Application Deadline: June 1
  • Notification Date by: July 1

Click here to fill out the Internship Application