[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center Internship Opportunities

Kate Shaffer kshaffer at nmlc.org
Mon Aug 25 07:51:30 PDT 2014

The National Marine Life Center, a non-profit marine animal rehabilitation
hospital in Buzzards Bay, MA is currently seeking internship applications
for fall, winter, and spring interns. 

Duties- Animal Care Responsibilities- Depending on need/case load interns
will assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including
seals, sea turtles, red bellied cooters, and diamondback terrapins. 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 and
educate them on marine animals, conservation, and the NMLC. Interns will
assist in our Marine Animal Discovery Center, assist with various office
projects, create displays for the learning center, and help create lesson

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.

Requirements-The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled
in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university. Interns
must be at least 18 years of age. Preference will be given to students or
recent graduates working towards biology, environmental studies, marine
science, education, or other related fields. Interns 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. 

Benefits/Costs-Positions are unpaid, interns must have their own
transportation, and housing is not provided.

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 September 5th 2014 for the fall
positions, December 5th 2014 for winter positions, and February 13, 2015 for
Spring positions.


Kate Shaffer

Animal Care & Facilities Coordinator

National Marine Life Center

PO Box 269, 120 Main St

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532

P (508)743-9888

F (508)7595477

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