Intern tasks include:

  • Photographing marine mammals on whale and dolphin watching trips
  • GPS/Data collection and processing
  • Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin fin matching and analyzing
  • Leading a touch tank, whale baleen and marine debris demonstration
  • Maintenance of collected local species tanks
  • Educating passengers
  • Contributing to our research blog and creating an independent project

For specific questions, email Tracie Cicchitti (tracie.cicchitti@capemaywhalewatch.com) and Melissa Laurino (MellsLaurino@Gmail.com).

To submit an application, visit: https://capemaywhalewatch.com/opportunities.php

Christian Karvounis – 2015 Season Intern – Biological Science, Rowan University ’16 – 
“My experience with Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center helped jump start my career in the environmental field, where I’m currently working as a Regulatory Biologist for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. This internship allowed me to gain fundamental experience in conducting field surveys, maintaining data, and environmental education, while also being a unique addition to my resume.”

Emily Duggan – 2015 Season Intern – Environmental Studies, Gettysburg College ’16 – “Working closely with mentors in my field helped me to gain a better understanding of how human activity affects marine ecosystems, as well as network and engage in discussion about current policies and events that play a major role in the health of our ocean and shoreline.”

Gianna Severini – 2017 Season Intern – Marine Science, Stockton University ’20 –
“My experience with the Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center helped me to gain a better understanding and appreciation for photo identification, and helped me to realize how important photo identification is to marine biologists.”

Alayna Robertson – 2017 Season Intern – Marine Biology, College of Charleston ’21 –
“Interning with Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center opened my eyes to the exciting world of field research. Everyday I learned something new from the incredible people I was surrounded by.”

Alexandra Blanchet – 2017 Season Intern – Marine Biology, Stockton University ’18 – “Interning with Cape May Whale Watch and Research Center helped me gain a better knowledge in marine mammals, and many other of our local sea creatures in their environment.”