[MARMAM] Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Internship opportunities

Lindsaye Akhurst Lindsaye.Akhurst at vanaqua.org
Tue Jan 17 17:38:31 PST 2012


Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Internship opportunities:
One of the Vancouver Aquarium’s direct action programs, the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre works to rescue, rehabilitate and successfully release abandoned, injured, or stranded marine mammals. Approximately 15 minutes east of the Vancouver Aquarium, patients are brought to the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre’s (MMR) facility from all over the B.C. coast and cared for until they are well enough to be released into the wild. Since the Aquarium started helping injured marine mammals in the 1960's, the centre has treated elephant seals, sea otters, sea lions, harbour porpoises, and other cetaceans. Harbour seals are the most common patient at the facility, which can care for over 100 animals at a time. Applications are now being accepted for the 2012 summer internships, including:
Marine Mammal Rescue Husbandry
Marine Mammal Rescue Office Assistant

Marine Mammal Rescue Husbandry Internship
The MMR Husbandry Internship is an unpaid internship. It provides students with hands-on experience in marine mammal rescue, rehabilitation and the conservation of marine life.  Students will engage in laboratory procedures, rescue techniques and help with the veterinary and husbandry care of stranded marine mammals.
MMR presents a unique internship opportunity for, but not limited to:
□    Pre-veterinary students taking biology, science or similar university program
□    Veterinary technician students
□    Veterinary students
Requirements:
Successful candidates will be:
□    Full-time students enrolled in a college or university in a zoology, marine biology, related animal science; or completed all or part of course study in veterinary technology, marine biology or related field, from a recognized institution
□    Interested in a career as a veterinary technician, veterinarian, marine biologist or wildlife rehabilitator
□    Extremely self motivated with a desire for continuing education
□    In good academic standing
□    Experienced in the animal care field either paid work or volunteer
□    Able to lift 20kg, be in good physical shape and be able to work outside in various weather conditions
Shifts will be a minimum of eight (8) hour long, five (5) days a week for a total of 40 hours per week. Work schedules may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Marine Mammal Rescue Office Assistant Internship
The MMR Office Assistant Internship is an unpaid internship. It provides individuals with practical office experience in a high pace, wildlife rehabilitation and conservation centre. The Office Assistant will maintain the office environment by answering and fielding phone calls, coordinating transportation of animals to the centre, and performing special projects as instructed by management and staff. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues and releases while at the centre. In addition, interns will be involved in data entry and tracking, word processing, creating and updating paper and electronic spreadsheets, and ordering of supplies.
This experience offers interns an opportunity to increase their experience and knowledge of an office management setting while dealing with marine mammals and wildlife rehabilitation issues.
This internship presents a unique opportunity for students/graduates of, but not limited to:
□    Veterinary Office Assistant
□    Wildlife Management
□    Administrative Assistants
□    Medical Office Assistant
Requirements:
Applicants must be enrolled in a community college or university, or a recent graduate who intends on working in an office environment and who has a passion for wildlife. Successful applicants must be highly motivated and a self-starter. Previous experience in a veterinary office preferred, but not mandatory.
Shifts will be a between four (4) and eight (8) hours long, and up to five (5) days a week, depending on placement. Work schedules may include weekends, evenings and holidays.

Please refer to our website for more information:
http://www.vanaqua.org/join/hands-on/internships

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre
604-258-SEAL(7325)
rescue at vanaqua.org<mailto:rescue at vanaqua.org>
www.vanaqua.org/mmr<http://www.vanaqua.org/mmr>
www.facebook.com/vammrc<http://www.facebook.com/vammrc>


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Learn more at www.vanaqua.org<http://www.vanaqua.org>



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