[MARMAM] Stranding Department Internships at The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA

Erin Brodie BrodieE at TMMC.org
Tue Feb 6 17:29:58 PST 2007

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The Stranding Department of The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for summer and fall 2007 internships working with stranded pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea otters.  These positions are unpaid.

Program description:
The Stranding Department Internship is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammal behavior and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.  Interns will be responsible for answering the animal hotline and rotating the after hours on-call pager.  Interns will coordinate rescue and triage response throughout The Center's 600-mile rescue range.  Interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues and releases.  In addition, interns will be required to assist with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, and pen cleaning) for all on-site pinnipeds.  Other duties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment and assorted miscellaneous tasks.

Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open to all applicants 18 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field.   If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.  Interns must be able to work for a minimum of 3 months, 5 days a week, at least 40 hours per week.  Work schedule must be flexible and may include weekends and holidays.  This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation. 

Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Word, Access, Excel, and Filemaker Pro.  This internship position involves a fair amount of physical activity, such as: lifting, restraining and moving animals up to 600 lbs and other animal husbandry tasks.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a résumé that includes the names of three references, and a cover letter detailing interests, experience, housing accommodations, and availability.  Please forward all application materials to the following address:

The Marine Mammal Center
Marin Headlands 
1065 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, California 94965 
Attn: Erin Brodie

Or via email to: BrodieE at TMMC.org

There is some flexibility on the start date of each position, with the earliest start date of May 1 and the last available internship beginning August 15.  

Internship Period	Application Deadline	Interviews	Notification of acceptance	
Summer	April 13	April 23-27	April 30	
Fall	June 15	June 25-29	July 2	

Celebrating its 31st year in 2006, The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of ill and injured marine mammals, and to research about their health and diseases.  Volunteers and staff have treated more than 12,000 California sea lions, elephant seals, porpoises, and other marine life.  The Center uniquely combines its rehabilitation program with scientific discovery and education programs to advance the understanding of marine mammal health, ocean health and conservation.   www.marinemammalcenter.org

Erin Brodie
Stranding Coordinator
The Marine Mammal Center
1065 Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, Ca 94965
phone: 415-289-7371
fax: 415-289-7376
email: brodiee at tmmc.org

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