[MARMAM] Spring Internship - Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

Karen Helms karen at northcoastmmc.org
Fri Feb 1 12:10:33 PST 2019

Spring Internship - Northcoast Marine Mammal Center

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, CA, is seeking applicants for several internships in marine mammal stranding response and rehabilitation. Internships are a minimum of 12 weeks, unpaid, and no housing is provided. Applicants will be living and working in Crescent City, CA. The spring term (Harbor Seal Pupping Season) is the busiest and most "hands-on" term at NMMC. The spring term begins in early March with some flexibility on the starting date. There are three internships available.

Interns will participate in:

*                       marine mammal rescue and release

*                       marine mammal health assessment

*                       food preparation and feeding patients

*                       wound care and medication administration

*                       observing surgery and necropsy

*                       cleaning pens, pools, kennels and hospital facility

*                       fundraising events and special projects


*                       must be at least 19 years old

*                       must be physically fit with the ability to lift 50lbs and walk long distances on the beach in adverse conditions such as hot and cold temperatures, humidity, rain, and wind.

*                       must be willing to work 5 days a week including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

*                       must be self-motivated, articulate, reliable, and responsible.

*                       Should work well independently as well as with a team.

*                       must possess a valid driver's license.

*                       must have experience with Microsoft Office; Word and Excel.

*                       if the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.

*                       this is an unpaid position with no housing provided. All interns are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation. A vehicle is preferred as public transportation is very limited and will not allow for participation in rescues which frequently happen on short notice.

To Apply: please include the following and submit via email to volunteer at northcoastmmc.org. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

*                       A cover letter that includes the internship start date and preferred term length (3-month minimum).

*                       A current curriculum vitae/resume.

*                       Three reference contacts for individuals familiar with the applicant's academic/professional performance.

Application Deadline: February 15, 2019

Karen Helms,
Executive Director

Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
424 Howe Drive, Crescent City, CA 95531
Office: (707) 465-6265  |  Direct: (425) 444-1386


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