Carly Keiser,’10, loves dolphins. Her senior Psychology thesis explored dolphin-assisted therapy, and her dream job would involve caring for and training dolphins. During her thesis research, she encountered Island Dolphin Care, a dolphin-assisted therapy non-profit, and she knew she had found the perfect internship opportunity.
Traveling to Key Largo, Florida, for a month in 2010, Carly was able to get hands-on experience in the field. She worked with therapists to motivate and help children with critical illnesses, disabilities, and special needs. She planned and implemented classroom sessions, helped put on a fundraising auction, and assisted with and photographed dolphin therapy sessions.
Carly is currently participating in another internship at Dolphins Plus, a dolphin swim program she discovered through her internship at Island Dolphin Care.