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Our internship programme is a three-month immersive opportunity to learn the dynamic world of marine mammal care and conservation. 

SRI was rated in the Top 20 conservation internships worldwide by Conservation Careers!

Seal Rescue Ireland offers highly acclaimed, seasonal internships throughout the year. If you are interested in kick starting a career in marine biology, veterinarian science, wildlife rehabilitation or conservation, this multi-faceted programme provides training on marine mammal husbandry and public education while providing unforgettable memories with a dedicated team of international volunteers.

Programme Requirements:

  • Minimum of 12-weeks, but longer commitments are encouraged.
  • We expect our interns to be passionate and committed to animal welfare as well as marine conservation.
  • Willing to work long hours in sometimes challenging conditions.

Intern Accommodation:

  • SRI offers shared housing for interns and staff at the rate €90 per week. This accommodation is located just a short walk from the Centre and includes food, basic living needs, electricity, wifi and bed in a shared room.

Interview with The International Veterinarian Student Association in Liverpool:

Due to Covid-19, Seal Rescue Ireland is only considering applications from Irish residents until further notice. All offers of internship positions with Seal Rescue Ireland may be subject to change depending on government regulations and advice, as well as SRI’s decisions on what is best for the health and well-being of our team. We thank everyone for their flexibility and understanding during this crisis.

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 Applications currently being accepted for the following internships:

All internships include hands on animal care experience in conjunction with other specialised focuses.

To Apply:

Please send the following documents to [email protected]


Currently welcoming all applications for our internship programme. 


  • “I cannot express how educational and meaningful my time at Seal Rescue Ireland was! From the hands-on rehabilitation techniques taught by experienced animal care professionals, to the friends I made in this close knit community of wildlife activists and environmentalists – this internship is well worth all of the hard work it requires. I highly recommend this internship to anybody looking to further diversify their career in the field of animal care.” – Katlyn (United States), Education & Animal Care Intern. Feeling curious about her experience? Check out Katlyn’s blog : Kate Saves Seals


  • “SRI gave me the opportunity to work with some of the most amazing and inquisitive animals in the world and see a side to nature that I have never been exposed to before. The work that the volunteers put in to both running the centre and caring for the seals is nothing short of heroic. I learned so much from all of them, about both sustainability and life in general. The friends I made there are definitely ones I will always have. The experience I had with SRI is one I will never forget and one I hope to be a part of again”Ross (Ireland), Education & Animal Care Intern.

Read More Intern Reviews Here!

If you are interested in finding other great roles in the conservation field, be sure to check out these two websites:


  2. The Conservation Network

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