[MARMAM] Immediate opening: Seal Pup Rehabilitation Internship

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Sun Jul 18 09:28:38 PDT 2010

Immediate opening: Seal Pup Rehabilitation Internship
July 15 to September 15

Island Wildlife Natural Care Centre is a registered not for profit 
organization located on Salt Spring Island off the west coast BC, Canada.  We are 
one of only two marine mammal rehabilitation facilities in the country and 
operate under permits from the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Environment 
Canada and the Ministry of Water, Land and Air.   IWNCC's focus is on the 
rescue and rehabilitation of orphaned, sick and injured Harbour Seal pups.

This is a volunteer position with housing, a small grocery allowance, 
wireless internet and use of a shared intern vehicle. Interns are accepted 
internationally and are responsible for their own transportation to and from 
British Columbia.

Interns work directly under marine mammal rehabilitation specialists and 
can expect to learn and/or improve their skills in the following:

Safe rescue and handling of Harbour Seal pups; stabilizing critical 
patients and new arrivals; diet preparation through all stages of the 
rehabilitation process; gavage (tube) feeding, force feeding and hand feeding techniques; 
proper hygiene and isolation protocols to prevent the spread of disease; 
administration of oral medications; behavioural and medical observation and 
proper record keeping; general care of many other indigenous avian and 
terrestrial species.

For more information see our website at www.sealrescue.org.

To apply, please e-mail your resume to iwncc at aol.com.

Jeff Lederman
322 Langs Road, Salt Spring Island, BC  V8K 1N3
(250) 537-0777
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