[MARMAM] Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Internship Announcement 2017

Karen Helms karen at northcoastmmc.org
Fri Dec 30 21:18:51 PST 2016

Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Internship Announcement 2017

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for internships working with stranded Marine Mammals.  These positions are unpaid and no housing is provided. We have several openings for internships in spring, Summer and fall.   Applicants will be living and working in Crescent City, CA.

Program Description:
The Northcoast Marne Mammal Center is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammal behavior.  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 (intake duties, feed preparations, medical charting, medicine administration, pen cleaning and other animal husbandry duties as needed) for on-site patients. The fall internship will focus mostly on administrative, event planning and fundraising responsibilities with less than 20% animal care.

Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open to all applicants 21 years of age or older, with a devoted interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field. 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 will include weekends and holidays. This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for obtaining housing. Interns must also have transportation as they are required to be on call for rescues.  Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a résumé that includes the names of three references, and a cover letter detailing interests, experience, housing accommodations, start date and availability.  Please forward all application materials electronically to  volunteer at northcoastmmc.org<mailto:volunteer at northcoastmmc.org>

There may be some flexibility on the start date of each term, please indicate your desired start date in the cover letter. All internships are a minimum of 3 months.


2017 Internship Term

Application deadline


March 1st - May 31st

January 15th 2017


June 1st - August 31st

March 1st 2017


August 1st - October 31st.

March 1st 2017

* Note - fall internship focuses primarily on administrative, event planning and fundraising responsibilities with less than 20% animal care duties.

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