[MARMAM] The Marine Mammal Center - Stranding Internships

Erin Brodie BrodieE at tmmc.org
Sun Oct 10 12:01:40 PDT 2010


STRANDING DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT

The Stranding Department of The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for internships working with stranded pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea otters.  These positions are unpaid.

Internship Opportunities are available at the following locations.
·         San Luis Obispo Operations (summer only)
·         Monterey Bay Operations (summer only)
·         Main Hospital in Sausalito

Program Description:
The Stranding Department Internship 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 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 September 12.

Internship Period

Application Deadline

Interviews

Notification of acceptance

Approximate Internship Time

Winter

November 1, 2010

November 8, 2010

November 22, 2010

February - April 2011

Spring

February 7, 2011

February 14, 2011

February 28, 2011

April - June 2011

Summer

February 7, 2011

February 21, 2011

February 28, 2011

June - August 2011

Fall

May 23, 2011

May 30, 2011

June 6, 2011

Sept - November 2011


Celebrating its 36th year in 2011, 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 16,600 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>


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