[MARMAM] Petersburg Marine Mammal Center Summer 2010 Internships
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
· Assist and help coordinate where possible with researchers
· Prepare/deliver Alaska marine mammal presentations to visitors
and small groups.
· Facilitate community outreach and public education of Alaska
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.
· 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 at psgmmc.org
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