CARE Center Internship
If you are considering a career in Marine biology, specifically Sea Turtle Rehabilitation, our internship program is an excellent way to start. You will receive valuable experience that will assist you in achieving your future goals. Our volunteer-based internship program is designed for college students and recent graduates who are serious about pursuing a career working with sea turtles and/or animal management, as well as pre-vet students. The Gulfarium C.A.R.E. Center rehabilitates sea turtles from the Gulf of Mexico, which include, Kemp’s Ridley, Green, and Loggerhead Sea turtles. Interns will, prepare diets, maintain cleanliness of all areas, receive hands-on experience administering treatments, record animal behavior, and learn to complete Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN) and accompanying forms and deliver formal educational presentations. Please note that all Gulfarium internships are non-compensatory, and housing is not provided. Because stranding work is unpredictable, internship experiences may vary by season.