[MARMAM] Sea Otter Care Internship

AJohnson at mbayaq.org AJohnson at mbayaq.org
Wed Mar 2 12:41:26 PST 2016

Sea Otter Research and Conservation-Animal Care Internship (Summer-Fall 2016)

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist SORAC 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 related to position applying

*         Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff
*         3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
*         6-month commitment of 24 hours each week
*         Proof of current tetanus vaccination
*         Valid driver's license
*         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, academic literature 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.

For more information, please navigate to the Monterey Bay Aquarium's internship page at http://www.montereybayaquarium.org/about/internships.

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 oceans.

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