Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program

Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program
41-202 Kalanianaole Highway
Waimanalo, Hawaii 96795

Sea Life Park Hawaii Internship Program
Sea Life Park Hawai’i offers several types of un-paid internships.

Photo & Video Experience
Interns will gain experience operating both photo and DVD equipment to produce images of guests during their interactive programs and luaus. Interns will capture photos and videos of guests with dolphins, sea lions, sting rays, and even sharks! Interns will have the opportunity to be trained from an experienced team while learning how to edit photos, videos, and maintain equipment.
Aloha Experience
These interns will get to work primarily with dolphins. Aloha Interns have the opportunity to assist with dolphin training, husbandry, interactive programs, and observe some of our younger dolphins learning new behaviors.

Cove Experience
Cove Interns will work with dolphins and sea lions involved in our shows, exhibits, and interactive programs.
Hawaiian Experience
Interns in the Hawaiian Experience get to assist with husbandry, training, and shows involving our dolphins, sea lions, and penguins. Interns may also assist with basic husbandry of our Monk Seals and help trainers during our sea lion interactive program.
Educator Experience
These interns will work with our in-house and outreach education programs.
Reef Life Experience
These interns will work with sea turtles, stingrays, sharks, and reef fish in our exhibits and interactive programs.

Veterinary Technician Experience
Applicants must have some previous veterinary technician experience.
Interns will work with a large variety of marine mammals, as well as penguins, sea turtles, reef fish, and seabirds.
Wings Experience
Interns work with a large variety of healthy and rehabilitating seabirds.

Description: Sea Life Park’s Marine Animal training Internship is designed to be a career learning experience. Intern will gain firsthand experience in data collections, food preparation, and marine animal husbandry. Where appropriate, an intern may take part in interactions with cetaceans, pinnipeds, and various other types of animals within the park. Intern will work within the departments to gain in-depth knowledge of animals training through a unique phase training program. This allows the individual to familiarize themselves with the training techniques and terminology used at Sea Life Park Hawaii. Interns may have the ability to complete an environmental enrichment device as present their project at the end of the internship. All of the animals related internships require intern to participate in food preparation for the animals of the park-applicant must be comfortable working with frozen fish. Intern must also dedicate a minimum of 40 hours per week, attend required monthly seminars, training courses and fish preparation as well as complete a three-phase training program.



• Be at least 18 years of age.
• Be enrolled in or recently graduated from a University or College.
• Commit to the full internship date period.
• Be able to financially support themselves (internships are unpaid, but lunches are included daily).
• Have strong swimming skills and physically able to work in in-water interactive programs.
• Be comfortable with public speaking.
• Be able to lift 50lbs
• Be available for a phone interview


• Be comfortable handling dead fish.
• Attend all required seminars and training courses.
• Commit a minimum of 40 hours per week (including nights and weekends).
• Submit to random drug tests.
• International Applicants must be able to obtain the correct Visa in time for the start of the program. Sea Life Park is NOT a sponsor. It is the responsibility of the applicant to find a sponsor.


– Application packets must include:
o Application
o 2 Letters of recommendation
o College transcript(s) – An…


Spring Seminar Series, Thursday with Dr. Adrian Stier (faculty candidate)

remember – these weekly Thursday lectures are open to the public!


Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for its Spring Seminar Series. The SAFS seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the School’s own faculty members. Seminars are free and open to the public.

SAFS brings you a seminar with Dr. Adrian Stier, a candidate for the estuarine/nearshore faculty search in SAFS. Please continue reading for information on the seminar and Dr. Stier.

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 4:30 PMNote different time
Social immediately follows

University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building, Room 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington (map)

View the full seminar schedule.

For more information, please contact SAFS Front Desk,, or 206-543-4270.


Ecology and Conservation in Nearshore Ecosystems


StierDr. Adrian Stier’s research program is motivated by a desire to deepen our basic understanding of how ecosystems…

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[internship]: Marketing and Outreach Internship, Chincoteague Bay Field Station (Wallops Island, VA)

unpaid, but room & board paid for; possibility of earning academic credit; minimum commitment 6-8 weeks; deadline: May 15, 2015

Chincoteague Bay Field Station is seeking candidates for its brand new internship position in Marketing & Outreach. Spend your summer exploring the coastal environments of the Eastern Shore of Virginia through the lens of your camera/smartphone and while writing about CBFS’s educational programs on their blog.  This position is ideal for an ambitious, outgoing, and enthusiastic storyteller. Candidates must be comfortable interviewing and have excellent writing skills. The Marketing & Outreach Intern will work directly with the Marketing & Development Coordinator to develop content for a new blog on CBFS’s website and to provide updated content on all social media sites. The intern will also assist in outreach events in the local community.

Responsibilities: Continue reading

[job]: NOAA Science Camp Educator/Assistant (Seattle, WA)

Do you enjoy inspiring young minds about our oceans, coasts, and atmosphere?

NOAA Science Camp is hiring Science Camp Educators and Assistants for our summer 2015 camp programs offered July 6-10 and July 13-17 in Seattle,WA.
The University of Washington’s Washington Sea Grant and The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an outstanding opportunity for temporary, part time Science Camp Educators and Science Camp Assistants.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and Washington Sea Grant (WSG) are embarking on the thirteenth season of NOAA Science Camp for middle-school youth located at the NOAA Sand Point facility on Lake Washington in Seattle.  The camp offers two 1-week day camp sessions in July. The 6th, 7th and 8th grade campers are divided into five groups and rotate throughout the week to different science disciplines represented within the NOAA facility.  Areas of focus include and are not limited to: (1) fisheries and marine mammals, (2) weather, (3) environmental assessment and oceanography, (4) nautical charting and, (5) NOAA research vessels, diving, and ocean exploration.  The camp also offers a teen leadership program for high school students.  Team building, small-group project presentations, and large-group activities with both campers and Junior Leaders are directed by Camp Educators and Camp Assistants, all of which are very important aspects of the week-long camp. 

Our goal is to provide youth with an opportunity to experience NOAA science first-hand and learn how it applies to their local and global community.  We hope to demonstrate that science is not just a “required” school subject, but an interesting field to explore and choose as a career.  Each person attending the camp will leave with an increased environmental knowledge and awareness. 

For more information about these positions and how to apply, please visit our website:

Spring Seminar Series, Thursday with Prof. Steven Roberts

Weekly Fisheries seminar on Thursday, 4/16 at 4:00 PM in FSH 102


Please join the School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences for its Spring Seminar Series. The SAFS seminar series consists of weekly presentations by eminent academics, prospective faculty members and the School’s own faculty members. Seminars are free and open to the public.

Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 4 PM
Social immediately follows

University of Washington
Fishery Sciences Building
Room 102
1122 NE Boat Street
Seattle, Washington (map)

View the full seminar schedule.

For more information, please contact SAFS Front Desk,, or 206-543-4270.


Does DNA Methylation Facilitate Genome Diversity and Phenotypic Plasticity in Marine Invertibrates?

There is an amazing amount of diversity incorporated into the genome of oysters and other marine invertebrates including vastly expanded gene families, high mutation rates, and numerous mobile elements. These are certainly a benefit to broadcast spawners living in fluctuating environments. Recent work examining DNA methylation is…

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course: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio

Improve how you communicate your experiential learning (research/internships/volunteering/study abroad) through this 2 credit course on creating an experiential learning e-portfolio.

Summer Course from the Center for Experiential Learning and Diversity
GEN ST 348: Creating an Experiential Learning Portfolio
SLN 11584, A Term (June 23- July 21): T/Th, 2:20-4:30pm,
2 credits, CR/NC

Emily Smith, , Global Opportunities Program
Kathryn Cornforth,,  Carlson Center for Leadership & Public Policy

This course will guide you through the process of building an online e-portfolio. The e-portfolio development process will help you to identify deep connections between your learning, your experiences, and your life goals. Engage in hands-on activities exploring your personal strengths; organize and document your accomplishments; and highlight evidence of your learning in creative and visual ways that showcase your skills and knowledge. You will conclude this course with the skillset and a multimedia framework necessary to maintain a personal e-portfolio that will help you to stay focused on your goals, give you a place to store your significant learning experiences, and that can grow and change as you do. (Open to students of all grade-levels and all academic majors, no prior experience with technology is necessary).