[MARMAM] Harbor seal/Rehabilitation Internship

Lanni Hall lhall at northcoastmmc.org
Fri Jan 9 11:30:47 PST 2009


Harbor Seal and Pinniped Rehabilitation Internships

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, CA seeks 
applicants for two internships for Spring and Summer 2009.  The Harbor 
Seal Internship starts April 2009 and the Pinniped Rehabilitation 
Internship starts July 2009.  Start and end dates are flexible with the 
chosen interns.  This is an unpaid, volunteer position and chosen 
interns are responsible for travel to and from Crescent City.  Housing 
may be provided for qualified applicants.  A small stipend is provided 
for groceries, etc. 

Description:
The internships are designed to give exceptional hands-on experience 
with stranded harbor seal pups and pinnipeds in a rehabilitation 
setting.  Interns will work with Pacific harbor seal pups, Northern 
elephant seals and California sea lions.  The interns will work closely 
with NMMC staff and volunteers in all aspects of stranding response; 
assessments, rescue, transport, rehabilitation, medical procedures, 
necropsy's, record keeping, education outreach and assigned research 
projects. 

The internship is open to all applicants 21 years and older.  
Undergraduates, veterinary students and recent graduates are encouraged 
to apply.  Internships for academic credit are the responsibility of the 
chosen intern.  Interns must be willing to work long hours on a flexible 
and demanding schedule which includes weekends and holidays.  Interns 
should be in good physical health and have the ability to lift and carry 
50 lbs.  Interns must be able to take direction and work amongst a 
diverse group of new and veteran volunteers. 

Applying:
Interested individuals should send a cover letter indicating the spring 
or summer internship, a resume and three references to be considered.  
Applications must be received by March 1, 2009 and no applications will 
be considered after the deadline. 

No phone calls please.

Send to:
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
Attn:  Internship Program
424 Howe Drive
Crescent City, CA  95531
or
rescue at northcoastmmc.org
subject:  Internship

www.northcoastmmc.org
www.northerncalifornia.net



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