Internship and Volunteer Positions Available at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

Get involved in Hong Kong’s longest running ex-situ research program, be part 
of our international team of students and scientists and experience what it 
takes to work in the research field!

Full-time and part-time unpaid internship and volunteer positions are currently 
being offered by the Acoustic Research Laboratory, Tropical Marine Science 
Institute of the National University of Singapore in collaboration with Ocean 
Park Hong Kong. For the last 12 years the Acoustic Research Laboratory has been 
conducting studies on the cognitive and sensory capabilities of bottlenose 
dolphins living at Ocean Park with a focus on echolocation and underwater 

Interns and volunteers receive intensive hands-on experience by participating 
in all aspects of the ongoing research and laboratory activities, including 
assistance in the daily research sessions with the dolphins, data processing 
and analysis, and also assisting with the projects administrative and 
maintenance requirements.

Our Internship program provides an intensive, full time (5 days/week) research 
experience. Our students have a chance to closely follow the day-to-day 
progress of the ongoing projects and to gain deeper understanding of 
experimental design and execution. This position is ideal for graduate students 
and candidates that are looking for comprehensive internship experience. The 
proposed period for interns is minimum of three months.

Volunteers join our team on a weekly basis (1-3 days/week). They gain valuable 
insight to daily operation of the research program and able to follow the 
progress of the experiments throughout an extended period of time. It is an 
ideal position for students that are currently studying or candidates with part 
time jobs looking to get experience on the research field. The time of the 
volunteer period is flexible, depending on the volunteer’s weekly schedule and 
the level of involvement.

¥       Have at least 2 years of university experience
¥       Have a positive attitude and obtain a strong willingness to learn
¥       Good oral/written communication skills in English
¥       Basic computer knowledge
¥       Must be able to maintain a high energy level throughout the workday
¥       Must be able to work unpaid
¥       Must be responsible for food, accommodation and transportation
¥       Past experience with animals preferred, but not required
¥       Successful visa application to HKSAR (this applies for International 
applicants only)

International applicants must apply for a training visa to Hong Kong (for 
details please contact us).

•       Statement of Interest
•       Period of availability
•       Academic records
•       Letters of reference
•       Curriculum Vitae

Please send applications to with "Dolphin 
Research Internship" in the subject line.

Eszter Matrai MSc
Research Department
Ocean Park Corporation
Aberdeen, Hong Kong

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