[MARMAM] Rehab and Education Internship with Seal Rescue Ireland

Seal Rescue Ireland sealrescueireland at gmail.com
Tue Jun 28 10:42:22 PDT 2016

Seal Rescue Ireland has immediate internship openings in July, and is also
accepting applications for the Fall season. Please see below for a full job

Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation
facility located in Courtown Ireland. It is the only seal rehabilitation
facility in Ireland and responds to strandings along the entire coast of
Ireland. Most strandings are Grey and Common Seal pups who have been
wounded, orphaned or injured. The facility is currently accepting
applications for their internships starting in July and Fall. This is a
full time position for a minimum of 12 weeks. Priority will be given to
candidates who can stay a longer period of time.

*Reports to:  *Animal Care Manager

*Job Summary:* This position provides the intern with work experience in
the rescue and rehabilitation effort of stranded marine mammals.  The
candidate is responsible for assisting in the daily husbandry care and
maintenance of rehabilitation animals. Participation in the rescue groups
educational program and fundraising program are required. Each intern will
be responsible for planning one fundraiser or similar project.

*Requirements:  *Applicants must have a background or interest in areas of
study such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, or any other animal related field.
Applicants must have the ability to understand and follow written and oral
instruction, and have effective communication skills.  Applicants should be
agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits
and holding areas, and must be able to lift 25 kilograms.  Applicants must
possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be
available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking skills are
highly encouraged. Previous animal care and handling skills are preferred.

*Duties Include:*

·         Daily animal diet preparations, routine cleaning of enclosures
and work areas.

·         Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.

·         Assist with the rescue hotline.

·         Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation
animals.(feeding, restraining, medical treatment, daily care)

·         Participate in educational talks and tours.

·         Maintain and update medical records.

·         Help to ensure that the rehabilitation clinic and quarantine area
is stocked and prepared to receive animals.

·         Provide assistance to the Manager and rehabilitation staff as

·         Assisting with fundraisers and educational events

·         Assisting with clerical duties and office work as needed (it is a
small rehabilitation centre so you will gain experience in all aspects of
how a rehabilitation centre runs and operates)

·         Performs other duties relating to the Center’s goals and mission
statement as required.

*This is an unpaid position. For some applicants Intern housing is
available at 85 Euro/Week (includes food) if desired. Interns are
responsible for all travel expenses.*

*Send a resume and cover letter and available dates to:*

Attention: Rehabilitation Internship     sealrescueireland at gmail.com

Telephone: 087 461 3798 www.sealrescueireland.org

Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland
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