[MARMAM] Internship Opportunity

Fleming, Kimberly fleming_kimberly at bah.com
Tue Feb 27 08:10:41 PST 2007

Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Internship Opportunity (Point of Contact
-- Jeffrey Reynolds, Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Advisor
jeff at psgmmc.org <mailto:jeff at psgmmc.org> )

Located in Petersburg, Alaska's Little Norway, this project takes place
on Mitkof Island in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Petersburg
is also known as the Whale Research Capital of Alaska because of the
many world renown marine mammal researchers who use Petersburg as a base
of operation.


PMMC is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to "assist research
efforts and be a depository for information on research and sightings of
marine mammals in Southeast Alaska". We have a small center located in
the Viking Travel Building Which is on Main Street in downtown
Petersburg. The center is manned by interns during the summer months and
the Board of Directors carries out the functions of PMMC year-round.


This intern program allows students the opportunity to earn college
credit while learning about marine mammals and serving the public.
Indoor exhibits, including an interactive computer kiosk, focus on
marine mammal life history and distribution. Two interns will be working
at the Center staggered shifts for seven days out a week where the work
includes, but is not limited to:

* Staff the Center during open hours. Manage operations, sales and petty
* Interpret AK marine mammal information for Center visitors and public.
* Assist and help coordinate where possible with researchers using
* Prepare/deliver AK marine mammal presentations to visitors and small
* Facilitate community outreach and public education of AK marine

Project Duration
Two 8-10 week Intern positions are available beginning mid-June through
August 31st.

The volunteer will be accommodated in Forest Service housing near the
center of town, making it easy to access to the community and to the

Internship Requirements
* must be in an internship program through an accredited university
* physically fit
* desire to gain skills in the environmental education field
* interested in working with visitors
* possess an interest in working on small projects for the Center
* possess a positive attitude!

Travel (contingent/negotiable) to and from Petersburg, lodging, and
$500/ month (taxable stipend). Occasional trips to observe marine
mammals and other trips with Board of Directors tour operators on a
space and time available basis. Other perks are included in the

Application Deadline
Applications deadline is April 1st, 2007. Positions will be filled
quickly thereafter

More information and Application at:

Jeffrey Reynolds
Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Advisor
jeff at psgmmc.org <mailto:jeff at psgmmc.org> 

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