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WDC Intern photographing a humpback whale
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Intern Claire from France showing baleen


WDC North America (NA), located in Plymouth, Massachusetts, offers internships providing science, education, and conservation experience in working for an international non-profit organization. At the end of the program our hope is that interns will be able to leave with a comprehensive understanding of both the exciting and routine aspects of what it takes to research and conserve marine mammals.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we anticipate needing to make significant adjustments to our internship offerings for 2021. We are currently evaluating our options and hope to have an updated program description available in March 2021.

In the meantime, feel free to review some additional resources about what it’s like to be an intern with WDC!

Any additional questions should be directed to Monica Pepe via email at

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WDC's internship program is made possible with support from The Jessica Rekos Foundation.

WDC, Whale and Dolphin Conservation, is the leading international charity dedicated solely to the worldwide conservation and welfare of all whales, dolphins, and porpoises. WDC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin.

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