[MARMAM] Harbor Seal Pup Rehab Internships

Marine Animal Lifeline mal at stranding.org
Fri Feb 23 09:21:34 PST 2007


HARBOR SEAL PUP REHABILITATION INTERNSHIPS

The Marine Animal Lifeline in Portland, Maine is seeking applicants for its
summer internship positions with stranded neonate and weanling harbor seals.
The Marine Animal Lifeline is a non-profit organization dedicated to
rescuing, rehabilitating and releasing orphaned, ill and injured marine
mammals.  

Program Descriptions and Duties: 
The operation of Marine Animal Lifeline relies heavily on the contribution
of its interns.  The positions will involve working under the Veterinary
Technicians to provide the best possible care to the animals under
rehabilitation.  The interns will have a leadership role in the
rehabilitation team, in addition to the responsibility for a number of
support tasks.  These positions will offer the intern dynamic educational
and career experience in the marine mammal field.  Intern duties may
include, but are not limited to the following:
.	Preparing daily animal diet.
.	Cleaning of work areas.
.	Assisting in the feeding, cleaning and daily operations of the rehab
area.
.	Assisting with veterinary examinations and treatments.
.	Assisting with rescues and releases of marine mammals.
.	Assisting in the taking and processing of X-rays.
.	Assisting with blood handling and collection.
.	Assisting with necropsies.
.	Updating medical and laboratory records and logs.
.	Maintaining veterinary and rehab supplies and equipment.
.	Other duties relating to Marine Animal Lifeline's goals and missions
as required.

Requirements:
This is a 12-week, full-time (40 hours per week) internship.  There are two
different summer internship opportunities available.  The first opportunity
involves working with neonate harbor seals from May 20th through August
11th.  The second opportunity involves working with weanling harbor seals
from July 1st through September 22nd.  Several openings are available within
each of these internship opportunities.  There is some flexibility with
exact start and end dates.   Marine Animal Lifeline is an extremely busy
rehabilitation facility, and the animals often require late-night or
overnight care.  Interns will be on a rotating schedule, to include both
opening and closing shifts.

The Internship is open to all applicants at least 18 years of age or older.
Undergraduate students and non-students alike are encouraged to apply.
Interns must be able and willing to work long, flexible hours including
weekends, holidays and nights.  Interns will be required to have fair
physical strength and be in good health.  Successful applicants will have
leadership skills, or the ability to learn proper leadership skills quickly.
Interns need to have the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced
environment.  Previous animal care and/or marine mammal experience is a plus
but not required.  If the intern intends to receive academic credit, they
will be responsible for making all of the arrangements with their
educational institutions.  The internship is an unpaid position and interns
are responsible for all travel and housing expenses.

Application Process:
Only those who meet the internships requirements need apply.  Interested
individuals must send the following:
1. Letter of intent- including reasons for interest in the internship and
preference to either the May start date or July start date (neonates vs.
weanlings).
2. Resume
3. Three References


Submit the above items through one of the following ways:

1.	Email: levans at stranding.org (via PDF file or MS Word)

2.	Ground mail: 
Marine Animal Lifeline
c/o Lisa Evans
P.O. Box 621
Portland, ME  04104

3.	Fax: (207)-541-1936

The application submission deadline is April 7th.  

If you have any further questions, contact:
Lisa Evans, 207) 773-7377, Ext. 414 or email at levans at stranding.org

If you would like to learn more about the Marine Animal Lifeline, visit our
website at www.stranding.org






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