[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center Summer Internship Opportunities

kshaffer at nmlc.org kshaffer at nmlc.org
Thu Jan 3 10:35:46 PST 2013


The National Marine Life Center a marine animal rehabilitation, 
science, and education center in Buzzards Bay, MA is seeking qualified 
candidates to fill our summer internship positions. Animal 
Care/Education interns will assist staff and volunteers with animal 
husbandry, rehabilitation, and education projects, and 
Marketing/Development interns will assist with fundraising, public 
relations, and social media. For complete internship detail please visit 
http://nmlc.org/2012/12/nmlc-2013-internship-program-accepting-applications/

Animal Care/Education Internship

Animal Care Responsibilities- Depending on need/case load interns will 
assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including 
seals, sea turtles, diamondback Terrapins, and red bellied cooters. 
Animal Care duties will include cleaning and disinfecting tanks, 
equipment, and environmental enrichment devices, food preparation, 
administering feeds, record keeping, kitchen maintenance, and water 
quality testing. Interns will also assist animal care staff during 
medical procedures, with admission exams, and at release events.

Education Responsibilities -Interns will assist with environmental 
education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, 
fairs, and festivals. Interns will assist in giving public presentations 
to guests of NMLC and educate them on marine animals, conservation, and 
the NMLC. Interns will assist in the gift shop, assist with various 
office projects, create displays for the learning center, and help 
create lesson plans and activities that are aligned with the 
Massachusetts State Frameworks.

Other Responsibilities - Each intern will take on a project which they 
will work on for the duration of their internship. The project must be 
proposed by the student and agreed upon with the NMLC staff. At the end 
of the internship the intern will present the project to the staff, 
volunteers, and members of the public. Each intern will also be assigned 
a weekly chore to assist with the upkeep of the facility and equipment.

Positions are unpaid, interns must have their own transportation, and 
housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.

Qualifications- The internship is open to students who are currently 
enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or 
university.  High school students may also be considered. Preference 
will be given to students or recent graduates working towards biology, 
environmental studies, marine science, education, or other related 
fields. Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal 
communication skills. Students that are adaptable, responsible, hard 
working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged 
to apply. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Interns must be able to commit to at least three months; start and end 
dates are flexible due to school schedules. Interns must work a minimum 
of 20 hours per week.

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference 
to Kate Shaffer at kshaffer at NMLC.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay, 
Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by July 31st 2012 for 
the fall semester, November 30th 2012 for the spring semester, or March 
1, 2013 for the summer semester.



Marketing/Development Internship

The NMLC is seeking a qualified individual interested in pursuing a 
career in non-profit marketing, development, or management.

Responsibilities

     Promoting NMLC’s mission through appropriate publications and 
venues.
     Assisting with donor outreach and communications, including donor 
tracking, follow-up, and upkeep of the donor database.
     Updating community and website calendars with upcoming events and 
educational programs.
     Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events 
including our annual Mermaid Ball, Feet Fins & Flippers 5K, and The 
Spectacle of the Trees.
         Creating event marketing materials
         Writing press releases
         Managing the 5K t-shirt design competition
         Recruiting event sponsors
         Recruiting donations for auction and raffle prizes
         Helping with event registration and day of preparations
         Upkeep of social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and 
our WordPress platform website.
         Research potential funding sources and apply for funding 
through grants and sponsorship programs.
         Update and edit current marketing materials such as brochures, 
flyers, direct mailings, and educational materials.
         Create & update NMLC’s marketing plan, social media policy, 
media policy, & other relevant communication policies

Qualifications- The internship is open to students who are currently 
enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or 
university. Preference will be given to students or recent graduates in 
marketing, communications, or other related fields, strong written and 
verbal communication skills, strong organizational skills & attention to 
detail. Must be outgoing and personable with good social and 
conversational skills. Must have knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite 
and social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube & 
blogging. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
Interns must be able to commit to at least three months; start and end 
dates are flexible due to school schedules. Interns must work a minimum 
of 20 hours per week.

This position is unpaid, and interns must have their own 
transportation, and housing.

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference 
to Kate Shaffer at kshaffer at NMLC.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay, 
Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by February 22, 2013.

Regards,
Kate Shaffer

Kate Shaffer
Animal Care & Facilities Coordinator
National Marine Life Center
PO Box 269
120 Main St
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532
(508)-743-9888
kshaffer at nmlc.org
www.NMLC.org





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