[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland Rehabilitation & Education Internship

Intern Coordinator intern at sealrescueireland.org
Tue Jan 9 02:45:18 PST 2018

Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation
facility located in Courtown, Co. Wexford. It is the only seal
rehabilitation facility in Ireland and responds to stranding of seals
nationwide. Most distresses seal calls are for Grey and Common Seal pups
which have been injured, orphaned or ill.

The facility is currently accepting applications for their internships
starting in Late Spring Early Summer 2018. This is a full time position for
a minimum of 12 weeks, however priority will be
given to candidates who can stay longer.

Reports to: Animal Care Manager

Job Summary: The position provides the intern with hands on rescue and
rehabilitation experience with stranded marine mammals. The candidate is
responsible for assisting in the daily care and
maintenance of rehabilitation animals. Interns will spend half their time
in the hospital and the other half of their time assisting with education,
fundraising and clerical tasks. The variation of responsibilities allows
interns a broad understanding and practice of what it takes to operate a
wildlife hospital and charity organisation. Each intern will be responsible
for independently planning one fundraiser project.

Interns that excel may be offered higher levels of responsibility
coordinating one of the programs as an added chance to develop specialised
skill sets.

Requirements: For consideration, applicants must have a background or
interest in areas of study
such as Pre-Vet, Biology, Zoology, Marine Biology or 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
manoeuver 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 long hours,
nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking skills are highly
encouraged. Previous animal care and
handling skills are preferred.

Duties Include:

• Daily animal diet preparations and routine cleaning of enclosures and
work areas.
• Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.
• Take shifts overseeing the stranding hotline and coordinating seal rescue
and transport
• Assist in the care and maintenance of the Centre’s rehabilitation animals
(feeding, restraining,
medical treatment, daily care)
• Help to ensure that the clinic and quarantine area is stocked and
prepared to receive animals.
• Maintain and update medical records.
• Provide assistance to the Manager and rehabilitation staff as needed.
• 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 operates)
• Participate in educational talks and tours.
• Performs other duties relating to the Centre's goals and mission
statement as required.

This is an unpaid position. Intern housing is available for 85 Euro/week
for a first come first serve basis (including food). Interns are
responsible for all travel expenses.
Send a resume and cover letter and available dates to:

Attention: Animal Care and Education Internship info at sealrescueireland.org

Telephone: 087 461 3798 www.sealrescueireland.org
Find us on Facebook www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland
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