[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Response and Rehabilitation Internship - California

JEFF Hall jeff at cawildlife.org
Sun Jan 5 11:16:26 PST 2014

California Wildlife Center in Malibu California is currently accepting 
applications for Marine Mammal Response and Rehabilitation Internships.  
Three positions are available during each session.  The Spring Session 
begins March 12.  The Summer Session begins May 14.  During each session 
applicants are required to commit to a minimum of four days per week, 32 
hours per week for eight weeks.  There is flexibility in start and end 

Intern responsibilities include: assisting Marine Mammal Response Team 
staff and volunteers in the assessment, rescue and transportation of 
sick and injured marine mammals; assisting Marine Mammal Rehabilitation 
Team staff and volunteers in the care, rehabilitation and release of 
Northern Elephant Seal pups during the stranding season.

The internship is open to all applicants at least 18 years of age or 
older. Undergraduate students and non-students alike are encouraged to 
apply.  If the intern intends to receive academic credit, the intern 
will be responsible for making all arrangements with their educational 
institutions. Due to the unpredictable nature of marine mammal stranding 
response, interns may sometimes be required to work beyond their normal 
scheduled hours.   Interns must be able and willing to work flexible 
hours including weekends and holidays.  Interns will be required to have 
good physical strength and the ability to lift/carry 50 lbs. Interns 
need to have the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced 
environment.  Animal care and/or marine mammal experience is a plus but 
not required.  Applicant must demonstrate proof of negative TB test 
within the past year and a current tetanus vaccination.

Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern.  Must 
have own transportation and current drivers license.  Very limited 
on-site housing is available at no cost (i.e., up to 2 individuals at a 
time).  All individuals selected for on-site housing, regardless of 
Session, will be required to complete 40 hours/week.

To apply please submit:
-Letter of Intent stating desired Session and if housing accommodations 
are requested (very limited availability)
-Two letters of reference
-Proof of tetanus vaccination

Application Deadlines:
Spring Session - January 31
Summer Session - March 28

Please submit all items via regular mail or email (preferred) to:
Jeff Hall
California Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 2022
Malibu, CA  90265
jeff at cawildlife.org

Marine Mammal Coordinator
California Wildlife Center

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