[MARMAM] Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Research and Conservation-Animal Care Intern

Andrew Johnson AJohnson at mbayaq.org
Wed Aug 5 14:42:03 PDT 2015

Sea Otter Research and Conservation-Animal Care Intern

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist SORAC staff with the care and release of live-stranded sea otters.

Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters, maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures- and computer data entry. Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otters in research projects.

Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, must be able to work independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.


*         At least 18 years of age

*         Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university

*         Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship

*         Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying

*         Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff

*         3.0 minimum cumulative GPA

*         3-month commitment of 24 hours each week. (Extension beyond the first 3 months dependent upon performance review by SORAC staff: 6-month potential max internship)

*         Proof of current tetanus vaccination

*         Valid driver's license

*         Project task assignments may include weekends and holidays as assigned

Desired Skills

*         Strong Interest in and awareness of animal husbandry and marine science/ecology

*         Willingness to get wet and dirty

*         Attention to detail

*         Ability to handle live animals and plants

*         Able to lift up to 50 pounds

*         Ability to multi-task

*         Demonstrable research, writing, academic literature and organizational skills

*         Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues

*         Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT

*         Proficiency with SharePoint a plus

All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).

College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.

To apply, please navigate to https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=igMP7.

Andrew Johnson
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Manager
P 831-648-7934    M 831-402-1851

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.

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