Interns must be at least 16 years old and stay for a minimum of 1 week (7 days).


Due to logistical constraints, the number of interns per week is limited. Please refer to the calendar below to see the availability of each week. If your preferred period is full, you may want to consider going at an off-peak period, such as September or October.

Although we do not require previous experience, preference is given to those who have:

  • Work experience with marine mammals

  • Experience working in research boats and/or whale-watching boats

  • Experience with photo-identification

  • Professional cameras that can be used for photo-identification

  • Availability to stay for longer periods of time

Price & Payment

For more information about the price of the programme please contact:

Get special offers up to 40% off if you stay with us for a month or more!

Included in the fee is:

  • Accommodation

  • Transportation to/from the marina

  • Meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner)

  • Field work on board the research vessel or commercial dolphin-watching vessel


Not included in the fee is:

  • Transportation to/from Albufeira

  • Meals in restaurants and snacks

  • Free time activities

  • Personal insurance (all participants should have health and/or travel insurance)

  • Personal expenses


Payment can be made by:

  • PayPal

  • Bank transfer (preferred)

  • Cheque

Bank Details

Beneficiary Name: AIMM - Associação para a Investigação do Meio Marinho

Address: Rua Maestro Frederico de Freitas, N15 - 1 andar, 1500-399 Lisboa, Portugal 

IBAN: PT50 0018 0003 2272 0882 0201 5


Bank Name: Banco Santander Totta, SA

Bank Address: Largo Frei Heitor Pinto, 7 A/B, 1700-000, Lisbon, Portugal

Application Process

  • Fill out the "Internship Registration Form" by clicking the button below

  • Confirmation email will be sent to you

  • Send your CV + Motivation Letter to

  • Secure your place with a small deposit

  • Make full payment at least 30 days before the starting date of the Dolphin Research Internship