[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center 2016 Summer Internship Opportunities

Margot Madden mmadden at nmlc.org
Tue Jan 12 13:23:25 PST 2016


The National Marine Life Center is seeking qualified students to fill our
summer internship positions. Marine Animal Rehabilitation/Education interns
will assist NMLC staff and volunteers with education projects and animal
husbandry, and Marketing/Development interns will assist with fundraising,
public relations, social media. See below for the complete details. 

 

Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Education Internship

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; preparing food; administering feeds (including tube
feeding); record keeping; facility maintenance; and water quality testing.
Interns will also assist animal care staff with medical procedures,
admission exams, animal 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, create
displays for the Discovery Center, and help create lesson plans and
activities that are aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks.

 

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. 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 May 23, 2016
through August 21, 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 P.O. Box 269, Buzzards
Bay, Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by August 1 for the
fall semester, November 30 for the spring semester, or February 28 for the
summer semester.

 

Marketing/Development Internship

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, Deals for Seals
Yard Sale, and The Spectacle of the Trees. Specific activities include:
Creating event marketing materials, Writing press releases, Managing the 5K
t-shirt design competition, 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, and 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, and
blogging

.             Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

.             Spring interns should be available to work from May 23, 2016
through August 21, 2016.

.             Intern should expect to work 20-24 hours per week, including
weekends, evenings, and 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 at apply at nmlc.org or P.O. Box 269, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts,
02532. Applications must be received by August 1 for the fall semester,
November 30 for the spring semester, or February 28 for the summer.

 

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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