Thank you for your interest in the Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve Internship program. This fast-paced experiential learning opportunity is designed for individuals who are interested in becoming a marine mammal trainer. We are looking for highly motivated individuals who can intern for 25 hours a week and are eager to learn husbandry and proper care of marine mammals.

Students may additionally arrange to receive academic credit through their faculty advisor. Applicants must be available for the entire duration of the Internship.

Specifically, our goals are:

    • To instill in guests of all ages an appreciation for science and a respect for all living creatures and
      natural environments.
    • To conserve our valuable natural resources by increasing awareness of the interrelationships of humans and
      the environment.
    • To increase students’ and guests’ knowledge on the importance of enriching animals environments within human care using a variety of interactions and daily activities.

Please fill out the form below and email a resume, cover letter, and a letter of recommendation to