[MARMAM] Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Summer 2010 Internships

Jeff Reynolds jeff at siphonophore.com
Wed Jan 27 13:24:48 PST 2010

Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Internship Opportunity - 2010

Located in Petersburg, Alaska’s Little Norway, this project takes  
place on Mitkof Island in the heart of the Tongass National Forest.  
Petersburg is also known as the Whale Research Capital of Alaska  
because of the many world-renown marine mammal researchers who use  
Petersburg as a base of operation.

PMMC is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to “assist research  
efforts and be a depository for information on research and sightings  
of marine mammals in Southeast Alaska”.   We have a small center  
located in the Viking Travel Building which is on Main Street in  
downtown Petersburg. The center is manned by interns during the summer  
months and the Board of Directors carries out the functions of PMMC  

This intern program allows students the opportunity to earn college  
credit while learning about marine mammals and serving the public.  
Individuals not in a college program, but with a strong interest and  
good background in marine mammals are also invited to participate by  
showing strong professional or life goals with marine mammal  
interpretation. Indoor exhibits, including an interactive computer  
kiosk, focus on marine mammal life history and distribution. Two  
interns will be working at the Center staggered shifts for six days  
out a week where the work includes, but is not limited to:
   ·   Staff the Center during open hours. Manage operations, sales  
and petty cash.

   ·   Interpret Alaska marine mammal information for Center visitors  
and public.

   ·   Assist and help coordinate where possible with researchers  
using center.

   ·   Prepare/deliver Alaska marine mammal presentations to visitors  
and small groups.

   ·   Facilitate community outreach and public education of Alaska  
marine mammals.

Project Duration
Two 8-10 week Intern positions are available beginning mid-June  
through August 31st.

The volunteer will be accommodated in Forest Service housing near the  
center of town, making it easy to access to the community and to the  
Center. The room is shared so both interns must be of the same gender.

Internship Requirements

·       must be in an internship program through an accredited  
university or demonstrate a strong interest and background in marine  
·       physically fit
·       desire to gain skills in the environmental education field
·       interested in working with visitors
·       possess an interest in working on small projects for the Center
·       possess a positive attitude!

This is currently an uncompensated internship (other than the housing  

Application Process and Deadline

To apply please download a PDF application from our website (http://psgmmc.org 

Applications deadline is February 28th, 2010 and successful  
applicant(s) will be notified by March 15th, 2010.

Jeff Reynolds
jeff at psgmmc.org

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