[MARMAM] FW: National Marine Life Center: Summer Internship Opportunities

Kate Shaffer kshaffer at nmlc.org
Sun Jan 12 11:19:01 PST 2014


The National Marine Life Center, a non-profit marine animal rehabilitation,
education, and science center in Buzzards Bay, MA is seeking qualified
applicants for our summer internship programs. Internships are available in
marine animal rehabilitation & education, as well as marketing/development.
Please read the job descriptions below, and if interested, apply as directed
below. 

Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Education Internship

Animal Care & Rehabilitation Responsibilities- Depending on need/case load
interns will assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients
including sea turtles, seals, endangered red bellied cooters, and
diamondback terrapins. Interns will be in charge of maintaining a coastal
critter tank in the marine animal discovery center. They will collect and
identify coastal animals and maintain the tank's water quality.  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 may
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 NMLC. Interns
will assist in the Discovery Center, 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.

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. Interns should
demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills. Students that
are adaptable, responsible, hardworking, willing to learn, and have
attention to detail are encouraged to apply. You 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  February 28th, 2014.

 

Marketing/Development Internship

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

Marketing/ Development Responsibilities: Interns will promote NMLC's mission
through appropriate publications and venues. Interns will assist with donor
outreach and communications, including donor tracking, follow-up, and upkeep
of the donor database. Interns will update community and website calendars
with upcoming events and educational programs. Interns will assist in the
planning and execution of fundraising events including our annual Mermaid
Ball, Feet Fins & Flippers 5K, and The Spectacle of the Trees. They  will
creating event marketing materials, write press releases, recruit event
sponsors, recruit donations for auction and raffle prizes, help with event
registration and day of preparations, upkeep 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, and update NMLC's
marketing plan, social media policy, media policy, & other relevant
communication policies.

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.

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. Candidates must demonstrate strong
written and verbal communication skills, organizational skills & attention
to detail. Applicants must be outgoing and personable with good social and
conversational skills. Interns must have knowledge of the Microsoft Office
Suite and social media outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube &
blogging. Interns be able to work independently and as part of a team, must
be able to commit to at least three months; start and end dates are flexible
due to school schedules, and work a minimum of 20 hours per week.

This position is unpaid, the intern 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  February 28, 2014.

 

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

kshaffer at nmlc.org

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