[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center's Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Environmental Education Internship

Katherine McKenna kmckenna at nmlc.org
Thu Sep 27 13:43:39 PDT 2018

National Marine Life Center's Marine Animal Rehabilitation & Environmental
Education Internship


The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is a non-profit organization
dedicated to rehabilitating and releasing stranded marine mammals and sea
turtles in order to advance science and education in marine wildlife health
and conservation.


Animal Care Responsibilities- Depending on need and case load, interns will
assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including seals,
sea turtles, and freshwater turtles. Animal care duties will include animal
restraint, cleaning, disinfecting tanks, equipment, and environmental
enrichment devices, food preparation, administering feeds including tube
feeding, data entry, maintenance and water quality testing. Interns may also
assist animal care staff with medical procedures, admission exams,
necropsies and release events.


Education Responsibilities- Interns will assist with environmental education
programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, fairs, and
festivals. Interns will assist in giving public presentations to guests of
NMLC and educate them on marine animals and conservation. Interns will
assist in the gift shop, with various office projects, event promotions and
fundraising events.


Other Responsibilities- At the end of the internship, the intern will
present to the staff, volunteers, and other interested parties an overview
of their time spent at NMLC. Each intern will also be assigned a weekly
chore to assist with the upkeep of the facility and equipment, and will be
required to attend regularly scheduled intern meetings.


Positions are unpaid, interns must have their own transportation, and
housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer housing and job suggestions.



.            The internship is open to students who are currently enrolled
in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university.

.            Preference will be given to students or recent graduates
working towards biology, environmental studies, marine science, education,
or other related fields.

.            Intern should demonstrate strong written and verbal
communication skills.

.            Students that are adaptable, responsible, hardworking, willing
to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply.

.            Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.

.            Interns should be available to work from January 7th, 2019 to
May 20th, 2019 however start and end dates can be flexible. 

.            Interns should expect to work 25-35 hours per week, including
evenings, one weekend day and holidays

.            If an intern plans to receive school credit for an internship
they must notify staff prior to the internship start date, and it will be
the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required paperwork is
completed and submitted.


To Apply- Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to
internship at nmlc.org or PO Box 269, Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts 02532.
Applications must be received by November 1st for the winter/spring
semester. Interviews will be conducted on a rolling bases until the
deadline.  For more information visit our website at


Katherine McKenna
Animal Care and Necropsy Coordinator
National Marine Life Center
P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street
Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269

office (508) 743-9888 X306 <tel:%28508%29%20743-9888%20X307> 
cell (214) 226-9634 <tel:%28214%29%20226-9634> 
fax (508) 759-5477 <tel:%28508%29%20759-5477> 
kmckenna at nmlc.org
Office Hours: Sunday - Thursday


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