[MARMAM] Internships - Seals - British Columbia

Phocid at aol.com Phocid at aol.com
Wed Feb 1 11:22:26 PST 2006

    For the 8th year, Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre, on Salt Spring 
Island British Columbia, will be offering summer Harbour Seal rehabilitation 
internships. There will be ten internships awarded this summer each lasting eight 
weeks, between June 1 and October 31. 

    Interns will work directly under marine mammal rehabilitation specialists 
and can expect to learn the following: 
    Safe rescue and handling of Harbour Seal pups. Proper restraint 
techniques. Stabilizing critical patients and new arrivals. Food preparation through 
all stages of the rehabilitation process. Gavage (tube) feeding, assisted 
feeding and hand feeding techniques. Proper hygiene and isolation protocols to 
prevent the spread of disease. Administration of medications. Behavioral and 
medical observation and proper record keeping. Natural history of marine mammal 
species. Response to the rescue hotline and public interface as well as the 
logistics of coordinating rescues from many remote locations. Fundamentals of how, 
why and when to administer alternative remedies such as homeopathy and Chinese 
herbs. General care of many other indigenous avian and mammalian species.
    There will also be a weekly lecture series presented by professionals in 
many different disciplines including; veterinary medicine, integrative 
medicine, wildlife rehabilitation, marine mammal conservation and wildlife 

    HOUSING - Comfortable onsite housing is provided.
    FINANCES - Each intern will be provided with a weekly stipend to pay for 
food and misc. expenses. 
    TRANSPORTATION - Interns are responsible for transportation to and from 
Salt Spring. However they will have access to the on-island intern mobile.
    Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is a registered not for profit 
organization operating under permits from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, 
Environment Canada and the Ministry of Water, Land and Air. Recipient of the 
Islands Trust Environmental Stewardship Award, IWNCC’s focus is on the rescue and 
rehabilitation of orphaned Harbour Seals and other indigenous species.

The deadline for applications is March 1, 2006. 
For more information and to download an application, please visit our web 
site at: www.sealrescue.org

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre
322 Langs Road
Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K1N3
iwncc at aol.com

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