[MARMAM] Stranding Department Internship at The Marine Mammal Center

Erin Brodie BrodieE at tmmc.org
Sun Oct 25 14:10:36 PDT 2009


STRANDING DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP AT THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER, SAUSALITO, CALIFORNIA

The Stranding Department of The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for internships working at our main hospital in Sausalito with stranded pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea otters.  These positions are unpaid.
(There are also unpaid internship positions available at our satellite facilities in Monterey Bay and San Luis Obispo Operations.  For more information on these positions at our satellite facilities, please send an email to brodiee at tmmc.org<mailto:brodiee at tmmc.org>.)

Program Description:
The Stranding Department Internship at our main hospital site 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.


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
2000 Bunker Road
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 1 and the last available internship beginning June 14.

Internship Period

Application Deadline

Interviews

Notification of acceptance

Approximate Internship Time

Winter

November 9, 2009

November 13, 2009

November 20, 2009

February - April 2010

Spring

February 8, 2010

February 12, 2010

February 19, 2010

April - June 2010

Summer

February 8, 2010

February 19, 2010

February 26, 2010

June - August 2010


Celebrating its 35th year in 2010, 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 15,700 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/>.


Erin Brodie
Stranding Coordinator
The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Road
Fort Cronkhite
Sausalito, Ca 94965
phone: 415-289-7371
fax: 415-754-4050
email: brodiee at tmmc.org

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