[MARMAM] Stranding Internship Opportunities at The Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito, CA

Erin Brodie BrodieE at TMMC.org
Tue Oct 18 18:06:35 PDT 2011


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 (Spring and Summer Only)
·         Monterey Bay Operations (Spring and 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 6th and the last available internship beginning September 10th.

Internship Period

Application Deadline


Notification of acceptance

Approximate Internship Time


November 7, 2011

November 14, 2011

November 21, 2011

February - April 2012


February 6, 2012

February 13, 2012

February 20, 2012

April - June 2012


February 13, 2012

February 20, 2012

February 27, 2012

June - August 2012


May 7, 2012

May 14, 2012

May 21, 2012

Sept - November 2012

Celebrating its 37th year in 2012, 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 17,000 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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