[MARMAM] Sea Otter Program Animal Care Internship

AJohnson at mbayaq.org AJohnson at mbayaq.org
Wed Jul 20 18:21:11 PDT 2016

Sea Otter Program Animal Care Intern Winter/Spring 2017

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff with the care and release of live-stranded sea otters.

Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters; maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures; and computer data entry. Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otters in research projects.

Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.


 *   Previous animal handling experience (must include experience with mammals)
 *   At least 18 years of age
 *   Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university
 *   Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship
 *   Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience relevant to the internship position
 *   Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff
 *   6-month commitment of 24 hours each week
 *   Proof of current tetanus vaccination
 *   Project task assignments may include weekends and holidays as assigned

Desired Skills

 *   Strong Interest in and awareness of animal husbandry and marine science/ecology
 *   Willingness to get wet and dirty
 *   Attention to detail
 *   Able to lift up to 50 pounds
 *   Ability to multi-task
 *   Research, writing, and organizational skills
 *   Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues
 *   Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT
 *   Proficiency with SharePoint a plus

All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).

College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.

Please click here <https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=6q3X7> to apply for this internship.

Andrew Johnson
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Manager
P 831-648-7934    M 831-402-1851

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

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