[MARMAM] Spring 2018 Science and Research Internship at The Marine Mammal Center -CLOSING SOON

Christine Fontaine Fontainec at TMMC.org
Tue Feb 6 16:17:53 PST 2018

The Science Department at TMMC is seeking applicants for an unpaid internship position in our research division. There are four intern opportunities; fall 2017, and winter, spring and summer 2018.
The Science and Research Internship is available at our main hospital in Sasualito.
Some of the projects the sucessful candidate may participate in are:

  1.  Assist with necropsies: Necropsies are performed on all animals that don't survive during treatment at the center. Depending on the case, some necropsies require a significant amount of sampling. Primary responsibilities will include: assisting with necropsy sample collection, data collection, archiving samples, stocking necropsy lab, and clean up.
  2.  Data entry and cleaning: The goal of this project is to improve data integrity, standardization, and volume in the Veterinary Science Department's databases (FileMaker Pro). These data include animal care and medical records, diagnostic results, specimen tracking information, and stranding and disposition details. Intern tasks may include entry of respective data from hard-copy records and data checking and cleaning.
  3.  Specimen archive project: This project will focus on tracking and optimizing the storage of archived specimens collected from live and dead marine mammals. Intern duties will primarily include: freezer inventory.
  4.  Library project: This project involves cataloging scientific publications into TMMC's hardcopy and electronic libraries. Intern duties will primarily include: reference entry using EndNote X, restocking hardcopy reprints, and scanning hardcopy publications.
In addition, the intern will assist with other duties within the Science Department as needed.

Intern Qualifications:

  *   All applicants must be 21 years of age or older and engaged or recently completed undergraduate studies.
  *   A background or degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Conservation or a related field.
  *   Computer proficiency, especially with Microsoft Office Suite.
  *   Exceptional attention to detail.
  *   Comfortable hiking 5 miles and lifting 50 lbs.
  *   There is no compensation for this internship position and the successful applicant will be responsible for their own living and transportation expenses during the time of the internship. The location of the Marine Mammal Center will require you to have a car or bike as there is no alternative transportation to the Marin Headlands due to how secluded the location is.
  *   If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.

Intern Schedule:
Interns must be able to work for a minimum of 12 weeks full time (40 hours per week).
Internship Dates:
 Internship Period

 Application Deadline


 Notification of Acceptance

Approximate Internship Time


February 9, 2018

February 19-20, 2018

February 22, 2018

April 1st - June 22, 2018


April 13, 2018

April 23-24, 2018

April 26, 2018

June 11 - August 31, 2018

There is flexibility on the start date of this internship. Please specify which time slot you're applying for- fall, winter, spring or summer.
For more information please go to our website where you can apply: http://www.marinemammalcenter.org/Get-Involved/volunteer/internship-opportunities/research-internship.html

Christine Fontaine
Senior Research Assistant
The Marine Mammal Center
2000 Bunker Rd
Sausalito, CA 94965
T: 415-289-7377
F: 415-754-4078

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