[MARMAM] 2009 Stranding Department Internship Opportunities at The Marine Mammal Center

Erin Brodie BrodieE at TMMC.org
Mon Sep 15 16:18:23 PDT 2008


The Stranding Department of The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for 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.  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 21 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, 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 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 February 1st and the last available internship beginning June 15th.

Internship Period       Application Deadline    Interviews      Notification of acceptance      Approximate Internship Time
Winter  November 2, 2008        November 5-8, 2008      November 12, 2008       February - April 2009
Spring  February 2, 2009        February 9-10, 2009     February 13, 2009       April - June
Summer  February 2, 2009        February 11-12, 2009    February 16, 2009       June - August

Celebrating its 34th year in 2009, The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals, and to research about their health and diseases.  Volunteers and staff have treated more than 13,000 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<http://www.marinemammalcenter.org>.

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