Internships at Marineland (Located in St. Augustine, Florida)

Our internships are a wonderful opportunity for college students and graduates who wish to gain valuable experience in their desired career fields. Spaces are limited, so please read the information below carefully!

Applicant Requirements

  • Age 18 years or older
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship, current green card or visa
  • Satisfactory completion of a background check
  • Positive attitude, good work ethic and an eagerness to learn
  • Ability to work long periods of time outside in all weather conditions
  • Willingness to follow the policies and procedures of Marineland
  • Ability to attend all training courses and intern on a regular schedule for at least 3 months (see internship dates and hourly requirements below)

If you cannot commit to the hours required by the internship, we encourage you to apply to be a standard volunteer. All internships are unpaid and interns are responsible for their own food, housing and transportation.

If you would like to complete an internship for school credit, we require that you obtain an instructor to oversee your internship and the necessary paperwork from your school before completing our internship application.

Internship Opportunities

Education Internship

Interns work directly with the Education Department and assist all aspects of non-formal education, including developing programs, preparing materials, giving presentations to the public via microphone, leading field trip groups, and conducting summer camps. Interns also assist with special projects such as the creation of Education Newsletters.


Interns commit to a regular schedule of 32-40 hours a week for 3 months.


Additional Application Requirements:

  • Major in education, marine biology or related field
  • Junior in college or higer
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb stairs and ladders
  • Available all days of the week and holidays
  • Strong public speaking skills
  • CPR/First Aid certification preferred


Animal Training Internship

Interns work directly with the Animal Care and Training staff and are exposed to all aspects of the daily care and training of our dolphins. Heavy emphasis is placed on basic tasks such as food preparation, daily cleaning/facility maintenance and interacting with the public. Interns shadow trainers and learn through observation about operant conditioning of marine mammals and husbandry. Interns may also assist in training and feeding sessions as they gain experience.

Interns commit to a regular schedule of 40 hours a week for 3 months.


Additional Application Requirements:

  • Major in animal science, psychology, biology, zoology or related field
  • Junior in college or higher
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs, climb ladders and stairs
  • Available all days of the week and holidays

Application Procedure

Internship Dates:                                                        Application Deadlines:
Summer 2014: May 11 - August 10 March 1, 2014
Fall 2014: August 10 -- November 9 June 1, 2014
Winter 2014-2015: November 9 -- February 8 September 1, 2014
Spring 2015: February 8 -- May 10 December 1, 2014
Additional Application Requirements:
Applicants must submit all of the following by the application deadline:
  • Completed internship application (which can be downloaded by clicking here)
  • Official college transcripts
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Letters of recommendation (not required, but preferred)

All application materials should be mailed to the address below. if you are applying for more than one internship, please mail each application packet separately.

Attention: Internship Coordinator for Education or Animal Training (list which internship applies)
9600 Oceanshore Blvd.
St. Augustine, FL 32080

For more information, please call 904-471-1111, ext. 117 (Animal Training Internship) or ext. 112 (Education Internship).

**Due to the number of applications received, not all applicants will be contacted.