Work Experience at SEA LIFE Hunstanton

Work Experience

Are you interested in a future career working with marine life? Why not come and gain some hands on experience at Hunstanton SEA LIFE Sanctuary!

Life at the aquarium is busy, ever changing and totally unpredictable. We can never guarantee what you will be doing on you work placement, however we will endeavour to give you as broad and interesting an experience as possible.

We have two different options aimed to make your work experience more specific to your interest and help you to get the best out of your experience with us. 

Marine Mammal Internship

This internship will offer students the chance to learn about the rescue, rehabilitation and release of abandoned and injured common seal pups, as well as gain hands on experience working with them in our seal hospital. The timing of the internship coincides with the main pup season of The Wash, and interns can expect to go out on rescue missions as well as working in the centre.

The placement requires a full-time commitment of 40 hours per week, over 12 consecutive weeks from June to August. Placements start on a Monday and finish on a Sunday, with students receiving two days off a week. These days of are subject to the needs of the centre and students will be expected to work at the weekends, and some evenings. Previous marine mammal experience is not required, although a pre-existing interest in Pinnipeds and an animal care background would be an advantage.

Application: Marine Mammel Internship


Animal Care Work Experience Placement

We are offering you the chance to gain hands on work experience within the Aquatic Husbandry Industry. Housing over 50 displays with hundreds of different fish species, as well as seals, penguins and otters, Hunstanton SEA LIFE offers you the chance to work closely with a wide range of marine life. 

Placements are offered throughout the year, but require student to commit to a 40 hour week with a minimum three week placement, and up to a maximum of two months. Placements start on a Monday and finish on a Sunday, with students receiving two days off a week. Students will be expected to work at the weekends.

Application: Animal Care Work Placement


If you are in interested in taking part in either the placement or internship program then please complete the Application form by clicking on the links above and send it to Nicky Nelson - Work Placement Co-ordinator at: 

Please note: Due to the high number of applicants we receive, we may be unable to respond to all emails. We will be going through applications after the deadline date stated in the information packs linked to above.  

Good luck and we hope to see you soon!