[MARMAM] 2008 Stranding Department Internships at The Marine Mammal Center

Erin Brodie BrodieE at TMMC.org
Sat Nov 10 13:43:59 PST 2007


The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for its 2008 Stranding Department Internship Program.   Interns will assist staff and volunteers in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of stranded marine mammals (pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea otters).  Stranding intern positions are unpaid.   The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity employer and volunteer organization.

Program Description:
The Stranding Department Internship Program 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.  Stranding interns will be responsible for answering the animal hotline and rotating responsibility for the after hours on-call. They will coordinate rescue and triage response throughout the Center's 600-mile rescue range; and will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues and releases.  In addition, Stranding 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.

Stranding Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
Stranding internships are open to all applicants 18 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, or a related field.    Non-citizens must have a current visa.    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.  These are unpaid positions and all Stranding interns are responsible for arranging for their own housing and transportation. 

Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Word, Access, and Excel.  This internship position involves a fair amount of physical activity, such as: lifting, restraining and moving animals and other physical 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 Marine Mammal Center
Stranding Department, Attn: Erin Brodie
1065 Fort Cronkhite
Marin Headlands
Sausalito, California 94965 

Or email to: brodiee at tmmc.org

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

Internship Period	Application Deadline	Interviews	Notification of acceptance	Approximate Internship Time	
Winter	December 12, 2007	December 13-14, 2007	December 21, 2007	February - April	
Spring	February 27, 2008	March 3-5, 2008	March 10, 2008	April - June	
Summer	April 23, 2008	April 28-30, 2008	May 5, 2008	June - August	
Fall	June 25, 2008	June 30-July 2, 2008	July 7, 2008	August - October	
Winter	August 20, 2008	August 25-27, 2008	September 1, 2008	October - December	

Celebrating its 33rd year in 2008, 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 marine mammal 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.   For more information, please visit our website at 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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