[MARMAM] POST: Veterinary Lab and Clinical Research Internship, San Diego, CA

Celeste Parry celeste.parry at nmmpfoundation.org
Mon Oct 8 12:24:39 PDT 2018

U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program
Veterinary Lab and Clinical Research Internship - Internship Description

The animal care staff of the U.S Navy Marine Mammal Program (MMP) and
National Marine
Mammal Foundation are looking for individuals enthusiastic about the care
of bottlenose
dolphins and California sea lions to participate in a 15-week internship.
The internship will
focus on the two key elements of Vetlab’s daily work; the daily veterinary
care of Navy marine
mammals and the record keeping and biological sample submission in support
of the animal’s
care. The internship will be held in San Diego, CA.   Work performed in
support of record keeping and biologic sample submission.

Responsibilities include:
Assist in the daily maintenance and clean-up of the marine mammal hospital
and medical
Assist in preparation and performance of animal care procedures.
Assist in processing and archiving of biologic specimens such as blood,
urine, feces, etc.
Assist in medical data entry.
Assist in preparing specimens for lab analysis and shipment.
Assist in the collection, processing, and recording of environmental data.
Assist with on-going research projects as assigned.
Research scientific articles.
Prepare and deliver a presentation regarding some aspect of the interns
stay at the MMP.

Applicants for this position should have the following qualifications:
*Passion and enthusiasm for animal care, strong attention to detail, and a
creative can-do
attitude while working in a team environment.
*Personal computer skills including data entry and word processing.
*Applicants for the position must be a U.S. citizen, have a valid driver’s
license, have proof of
health insurance, be able to carry 25 lbs, and be comfortable working on
piers or boats and
around the water.

Applicants should submit the following materials:
1) A cover letter/statement outlining the applicant's goals and
interests in the area of
marine mammal care
2) A current resume
3) Three references with email and phone numbers

If you would like to learn more about the NMMP, I encourage you to visit
our website at www.spawar.navy.mil/sandiego/technology/mammals/.  Please
forward all application materials to the address listed below or fax it to
(619) 553-2678.  If you have any further questions, please feel free to
contact Erika Putman at (619) 767-4100, or email at
nmmp_intern at spawar.navy.mil

Celeste Benham Parry

Research Coordinator and Laboratory Manager
National Marine Mammal Foundation
U.S. Navy Marine Mammal Program
celeste.parry at nmmf.org
Office phone: (619) 553-1346 (main) or (619) 767-4004 (lab)
Cell phone: (858) 775-2365

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