[MARMAM] Seal Rescue Ireland - Marketing and Media Internship

Intern Coordinator intern at sealrescueireland.org
Sun May 5 05:09:11 PDT 2019

Seal Rescue Ireland: Marketing and Media Internship

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation which operates a busy
marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co.
Wexford. As the only facility that fully rehabilitates seals within the
Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports
are for young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and common seal (Phoca
vitulina) pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline.
In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean
conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and
research programmes. SRI has a growing social media presence, and is
gaining international recognition for our work.

SRI is currently accepting applications for their Marketing and Media
Internship position, with one opening beginning in August and another in
November. This high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 12 weeks,
but longer time commitments are encouraged. After completion of initial
training, interns who excel may be invited to stay longer and offered
higher levels of responsibility with the potential for compensation through
living expenses.

Reports to:  Operations Manager

Job Summary: This position will provide the intern with work experience in
all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with the primary focus on
producing quality media content, digital design, written content, photos
and video for use on our website, social media, monthly newsletter,
adoptions programme, marketing, educational and fundraising projects. The
intern will assist with marketing and advertising projects, fundraising
programs and events, and other administrative tasks. This position requires
a skilled photographer who will be responsible for capturing consistent
photographs and videos of the animals in care to tell their stories, daily
activities at the centre, and events on and off-site (i.e. rescues,
releases, educational talks, outreach events, etc.), as well as developing
content consistent with SRI’s message of ocean conservation and
sustainability.  Partial involvement in assisting in husbandry care of
rehabilitation animals is an option if interested.


Applicants must have a keen interest in marine conservation, biology and
environmental stewardship, as well as skills in developing media content
and photography with proven examples of your work to be submitted with your
application. Applicants must have effective communication skills, the
ability to represent SRI in professional manner and work well in a team
setting.  Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing
work environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.
Public speaking, graphic design and website maintenance skills are
encouraged. A degree or pursuit of a degree in business management, event
planning, marketing, public relations, fundraising, or a similar field is

Duties Include:


   Participate in educational talks and tours.

   Assist in design, development  and maintenance of the SRI website

   Keep up to date photographs and video of the seals in care

   Photograph events and daily tasks for use in media, marketing and
   promotional purposes

   Develop educational and promotional written content

   Provide assistance to the managers and rehabilitation staff as needed.

   Assist with fundraisers and educational events

   Assist with clerical duties and office work as needed

   (Optional)-Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s
   rehabilitation animals (feeding, medical treatment, daily care, routine
   cleaning of enclosures and work areas.).

   (Optional)-Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.

This is an unpaid position. Intern housing is available for 90 Euro/week
(including food) on a first come first served basis. Interns are
responsible for their own travel expenses.

Please visit our website at (http://www.sealrescueireland.org/internships/)
to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume,
cover letter, and examples of your writing and photography to:
intern at sealrescueireland.org

Attention: Marketing and Media Internship

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Registered Charity: RCN 20108519
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