[MARMAM] Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre Office Assistant Internship Opportunity

Marine Mammal Rescue MarineMammal.MarineMammalRescue at vanaqua.org
Thu Jan 17 11:08:58 PST 2013


About the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (MMR)

One of the Vancouver Aquarium’s direct action programs, the Marine Mammal Rescue Centre (MMR) 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 facility from all over the B.C. coastline and cared for until they are well enough to be released into the wild. Since the Aquarium started helping injured marine mammals in 1960, the centre has treated elephant seals, sea otters, sea lions, harbour porpoises just to name a few. Harbour seals are the most common patient at the facility, which can care for over 100 animals at a time.

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.

International Applicants
Applicants must be legally eligible to work in Canada
□ Unpaid internships do fall under the category of work, and therefore require a work permit
□ It is the responsibility of the applicant to obtain a work permit prior to entering Canada; for more information, please contact Citizen and Immigration Canada http://www.cic.gc.ca/

Accommodation
All candidates are expected to find their own accommodations in Vancouver. For more information on accommodation and maps, please request the “General Information on VanAqua and Living in Vancouver” from rescue at vanaqua.org.

There are Three (3) unpaid positions available for 2013 with a start date in June and continuing into September. Positions will vary, depending on availability, with exact start and finish dates and length of internships to be determined.

All internship placement applications are due by March 1, 2013 with telephone/personal interviews* being held after that date.
* Please note, only successful applicants will be contacted.

Please send applications either by email:
rescue at vanaqua.org
Marine Mammal Rescue Office Assistant Internship in the subject line; OR
mail to the attention of:
Marine Mammal Rescue Office Assistant Internship Application
Vancouver Aquarium
PO Box 3232
Vancouver, BC
V6B 3X8

Thank you!

Vancouver Aquarium Marine Mammal Rescue Centre
MMR: 604-258-SEAL (7325)
Aquarium: 604-659-3478
Fax: 604-659-3515
E-Mail: Rescue at vanaqua.org


The Vancouver Aquarium is a non-profit society dedicated to the conservation of aquatic life. www.vanaqua.org

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