[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center 2016 Fall Internship Opportunities

Margot Madden mmadden at nmlc.org
Fri Jun 17 14:21:58 PDT 2016


Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Environmental Education Internship

 

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. 

 

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- 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, 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.
*	Spring interns should be available to work from August 27th
2016-January 2nd 2017.
*	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 PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay,
Massachusetts 02532. Applications must be received by July 15th for the
spring semester.

 

 

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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