[MARMAM] 2010 Internships

Monica Hiner monica at northcoastmmc.org
Mon Jan 11 11:01:18 PST 2010


PINNIPED RESCUE/REHABILITATION INTERNSHIPS 

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, California is seeking
applicants for two internship positions during the Spring and Summer of
2010.  The Spring internship begins in April 2010 and the Summer internship
starts in July 2010, although there is some flexibility with the start
dates.  These positions are unpaid, volunteer positions, and selected
interns will be responsible for travel to and from Crescent City.  

Program Description:
The internships are designed to give exceptional hands-on experience with
all aspects of rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals.  The Spring
internship will be focused on elephant seals and harbor seals, and the
Summer internship will focus mainly on California sea lions.  Both interns
will work closely with staff and volunteers in all aspects of marine mammal
rescue and rehabilitation.  Interns will be required to assist with animal
care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, and pen cleaning, wound
care) for all on-site pinnipeds.  In addition, interns will have the
opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues throughout the NMMC's
response area, which extends along 200 miles of rugged coastline in Northern
California.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with the
release of rehabilitated marine mammals.  Other duties may include:
participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining
rescue equipment, education and outreach activities in local schools and
community events, 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.  Internships are for a three month period.  Interns must be
willing to work long hours on a flexible and demanding schedule which may
include weekends, holidays, and irregular work hours.  Interns should be in
good physical health and have the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.  A
successful candidate must also be able to work well with others under
stressful conditions.  Applicants should also demonstrate excellent
communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs
such as Word, Access, and Excel.

Application Process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating which internship
they are interested in, a resume, and three references to the following
address:
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
424 Howe Drive

Crescent City, CA  95531
No phone calls please. 
Or via email to:   <mailto:monica at northcoastmmc.org>
monica at northcoastmmc.org  

Applications for the Spring internship must be received by February 15, 2010
and applications for the Summer internships are due by May 1, 2010.

 

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