[MARMAM] Sea Otter Animal Care Internship at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Andrew Johnson AJohnson at mbayaq.org
Mon Jan 30 17:36:33 PST 2017

Sea Otter Research and Conservation - Animal Care Intern Summer-Fall 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 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.

Click here<https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=o4JZ7> to view this posting and to apply online.

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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