[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center Spring Internship Opportunities

Margot Madden mmadden at nmlc.org
Tue Oct 27 13:01:06 PDT 2015


We are looking for multiple individuals to fill our vacant Spring 2016
internship positions at the National Marine Life Center.

 

Marine Animal Rehabilitation

&

Environmental Education Internship

 

The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing stranded marine mammals and sea
turtles, seals in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife
health and conservation.

 

Animal Care Responsibilities- Depending on need and case load, interns will
assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including seals,
sea turtles, and freshwater turtles. Animal Care duties will include animal
restraint, cleaning, disinfecting tanks, equipment, and environmental
enrichment devices, food preparation, administering feeds including tube
feeding, data entry, maintenance and water quality testing. Interns will
also assist animal care staff with medical procedures, admission exams,
necropsies and 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 and conservation. Interns will
assist in the gift shop; assist with various office projects and event
promotion. 

 

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, and will be
required to attend regularly scheduled intern meetings.

 

Positions are unpaid, interns must have their own transportation, and
housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.

 

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.
*	Intern 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.
*	Spring interns should be available to work from February 2nd-May
31st 2016.
*	Interns should expect to work 30-40 hours per week which will
include early morning and/or late night seal feedings. 
*	If an intern plans to receive school credit for an internship they
must notify staff prior to the internship start date, and it will be the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required paperwork is
completed and submitted.  

 

To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to
Kate Shaffer & Margot Madden at apply at nmlc.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay,
Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by November 30th for the
spring semester.

 

Marketing & Community Outreach 

Internship Opportunity

 

The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing stranded marine mammals and sea
turtles in order to advancing science and education in marine wildlife
health and conservation.

 

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

 

Responsibilities-

.         Promoting NMLC's mission through appropriate publications and
venues.

.         Assisting with donor outreach and communications, including donor
tracking, follow-up, and upkeep of the donor database. 

.         Updating community and website calendars with upcoming events and
educational programs.

.         Assist in the planning and execution of fundraising events
including our annual Mermaid Ball, Feet Fins & Flippers 5K, and The
Spectacle of the Trees. Specific activities include: Creating event
marketing materials, Writing press releases, Recruiting event sponsors,
Recruiting donations for auction and raffle prizes, Helping with event
registration and day of preparations

.         Maintaining social media outlets:  Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,
YouTube, & Instagram.

.         Maintaining our Wordpress 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.

.         Update NMLC's marketing plan, social media policy, media policy, &
other communications policies 

 

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.
*	Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*	Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
*	Must be outgoing and personable with good social and conversational
skills.
*	Have knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite and social media
outlets, including Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube &
blogging
*	Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
*	Intern must be able to commit to at least three months; summer
interns should be available from February 2nd-May 29th 2016.
*	Intern should expect to work 20-24 hours per week, including
weekends, evenings, & holidays.
*	If an intern plans to receive school credit for an internship they
must notify staff prior to the internship start date, and it will be the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required paperwork is
completed and submitted.  

 

This position is unpaid. Interns must have their own transportation. Housing
is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.

 

To Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to
Kate Shaffer and Margot Madden at apply at nmlc.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards
Bay, Massachusetts, 02532. Applications must be received by November 30 for
the spring semester.

 

 

Margot Madden

Animal Care and Volunteer Coordinator  

National Marine Life Center

P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269

p. (508) 743-9888 X306

f. (508) 759-5477

www.nmlc.org

mmadden at nmlc.org

 



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