[MARMAM] The Marine Mammal Center- Spring 2017 Rescue and Response Internship

Laura Chapman chapmanl at TMMC.org
Wed Dec 28 10:12:22 PST 2016


SPRING RESCUE & RESPONSE INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT: March 1st - June 7th 2017

The Rescue & Response team at The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for internships working primarily with stranded pinnipeds, as well as occasional cetaceans and sea otters.  These positions are unpaid and applicants are responsible for their own accommodations. Unfortunately, we are unable to host international applicants at this time.

Internship Opportunities are available at the following locations.
*         Monterey Bay Operations in Moss Landing
*         Main Hospital in Sausalito

Program Description:
The Rescue Team Internship is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammal behavior and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.  Interns will be responsible for answering the animal hotline and rotating the after-hours on-call.  Interns will coordinate rescue and triage response throughout the Center's over 600-mile rescue range.  Interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues, releases and other field responses as available.  In addition, interns will be required to assist in other departments and with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, and pen cleaning) for on-site pinnipeds.  Other duties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment and assorted miscellaneous tasks.

Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open to all applicants 21 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field.   If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.  Interns must be able to work for a minimum of 3 months, 5 days a week, at least 40 hours per week.  Work schedule must be flexible and may include weekends and holidays.  This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation.  Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Word, Access, and Excel.  This internship position involves a fair amount of physical activity, such as: lifting, restraining and moving animals.


The start date for the Spring Internship period is March 1st, with a target end date of June 7th. There is some flexibility on the end date of internships, and interns are often encouraged to stay on passed their required end date if possible.

Applications due by January 8th. Click Here to Apply<https://tmmc.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk06ne6>


The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of sick, injured or orphaned marine mammals, and to research about their health and diseases.  Volunteers and staff have responded to more than 18,500 sea lions, seals, dolphins, porpoises, and other marine life.  The Center uniquely combines its rehabilitation program with scientific discovery and education programs to advance the understanding of marine mammal health, ocean health and conservation.   For more information, please visit our website at www.marinemammalcenter.org<http://www.marinemammalcenter.org>.

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