[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center's Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Environmental Education Summer Internship Program

Margot Madden mmadden at nmlc.org
Thu Dec 29 12:23:37 PST 2016


National Marine Life Center's 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- At the end of the internship, the intern will
present to the staff, volunteers, and members of the public an overview of
their time spent at NMLC. 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. 
*	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, hardworking, willing to
learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.
*	Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
*	Summer interns should be available to work from May 23rd 2017 to
August 22nd, 2017.
*	Interns should expect to work 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
Margot Madden & Kate Shaffer at apply at nmlc.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay,
Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by February 15th for the
summer semester. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases until the
deadline.  For more information visit our website at
http://nmlc.org/about/staff/job-opportunities/ 

 

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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