Beyond the Classroom

A female U N E student researcher smiles as she holds a small bird in a field

Learning about the scientific process through hands-on experience is an integral part of UNE's Animal Behavior program. You have many opportunities to participate in internships, research and experiential learning. 


Internships are an important part of your experience as an Animal Behavior major. You are required to complete at least one internship as part of our program. Here are some places where our students have interned in recent years, and where internships may be available to you:

  • Finish Forward Dogs
  • Kennebunk Animal Shelter
  • Dolphin Research Center
  • U.S. Navy, Marine Mammal Program
  • DolphinQuest
  • New England Aquarium
  • Shedd Aquarium
  • Mystic Aquarium
  • NOAA
  • Dolphin Discovery, British Virgin Islands
  • SeaWorld
  • Service Dog Project
  • Cape Neddick Center for Wildlife
  • Maritime Aquarium
  • Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
  • York's Wild Animal Kingdom
  • Whale Center of New England
  • Equest
  • Mote Marine Lab
  • Animal Rescue League of Boston
  • Animal Medical Associates
  • South Portland Vet Hospital
  • NMFS
  • Operation Wallacea, South Africa
  • Tufts University, REU Program
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
  • Tiger Creek Wildlife Refuge Center
  • Beardsley Zoo
  • Stoneledge Animal Hospital
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom
  • Animal Adventures
  • Cairn's Tropical Zoo
  • Sea Life Park, Hawaii

You may also contact Teresa Dzieweczynski at for more information about internship opportunities.  


Our Animal Behavior program encourages you to conduct research. Research experience is as critical a component of a well-rounded degree and provides you with skills that benefit you long after graduation.

Through these experiences, you discover your talents, hone your abilities, achieve your goals, and become an independent, critical thinker. In addition to independently planning and conducting research, you have opportunities to write and edit scientific manuscripts for publication, manage the responsibilities of laboratory work, and learn proper protocols for working with animals.

Beyond Class