[MARMAM] Seal Rehabilitation and Stranding Internships -URGENT NEED (Ireland)

Soundside Marinelife Rescue Center soundsiderescue at gmail.com
Tue Oct 20 11:44:59 PDT 2015


POSITION ANNOUCMENT - 2 Internships available at Seal Rescue Ireland

1.       Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Internship

2.       Marine Strandings and Education Internship

 

Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation
facility located in Courtown Ireland. It is the only seal rehabilitation
facility in Ireland and responds to strandings along the entire coast of
Ireland. Most strandings are Grey and Common Seal pups who have been
wounded, orphaned or injured. The facility is currently accepting
applications for their winter internships. This is a full time position for
a minimum of eight weeks. Priority will be given to candidates who can start
immediately and stay a longer period of time. 

 

MARINE MAMMAL REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP

 

Job Summary: This position provides the intern with work experience in the
rescue and rehabilitation of stranded marine mammals.  The candidate is
responsible for assisting in the daily husbandry care and maintenance of
rehabilitation animals (cleaning, food prep, visitor talks, etc.).
Participation in the rescue groups educational program and fundraising
program are required. We are a small facility so interns are expose to many
different aspects of what it takes to run a rehab facility. Each intern will
be responsible for planning one fundraiser or similar project. 

 

Requirements:  Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of
study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, or any other animal related field.
Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral
instruction, and have effective communication skills.  Applicants should be
agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits
and holding areas, and must be able to lift 50 pounds.  Applicants must
possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be
available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking skills are
highly encouraged. Previous animal care and handling skills are preferred. 

 

MARINE STRANDINGS AND EDUCATION INTERNSHIP

 

Job Summary: This position will provides the intern with work experience in
all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with primary focus in the
educational program and stranding department. The intern will be expected to
oversee the educational program and help with its development, plan/attend
outreach events, assist with fundraiser events, and develop educational
materials. The candidate is also responsible for working at the centre by
assisting with marine mammal stranding calls and organizing
rescues/transports.  There may be some involvement in assisting in the
husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals if interested. 

 

Requirements:  Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of
study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, Education, or any other related
field. Applicants must be organized, personable, and have ability to plan
events. Background knowledge of marine mammals is preferred but not
required. Having people skills, ability to speak clearly on the phone, being
comfortable around children and ability to speak to a crowd is a must.
Looking for a highly motivated individual who will take our stranding
response and education program to the next level.  Applicants must possess
the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available
to work nights, weekends and holidays. 

 

Both positions are unpaid positions. Intern housing is available at 70
Euro/Week (includes food) if desired. Interns are responsible for all travel
expenses.

 

Send a resume and cover letter to: sealrescueireland at gmail.com  (Attention:
Winter Internship: Rehabilitation or Winter Internship:Strandings)  

Email or call Rehab Manger, Meadow Greenwood, for a full job description or
any questions. Telephone: 087 1955 393      

www.sealrescueireland.org     www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland


 

 

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