[MARMAM] National Marine Life Center Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Internship

Gabbie Nicoletta gnicoletta at nmlc.org
Thu Sep 5 06:38:05 PDT 2019



The National Marine Life Center is now accepting applications for the Marine
Animal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Internship for Spring
2020. The application deadline is November 1, 2019. The internship will run
from the first week of January through the third week of May. 


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 a variety of native turtle species. Animal Care duties will
include animal restraint; cleaning; disinfecting tanks, equipment, and
environmental enrichment devices; diet preparation; administering feeds
(including tube feeding); record keeping; facility maintenance; and water
quality testing. Interns will also assist animal care staff with medical
procedures, admission exams, animal necropsies, and release events.

Education Responsibilities: Interns will assist with environmental education
programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, fairs, and
festivals. Programs will focus on marine animals, rehabilitation practices,
conservation, and STEM activities. Interns will learn how to effectively
interpret and educate guests of NMLC on marine animals and conservation.
Interns may be asked to work in the gift shop and assist with various office
projects such as fundraising and data entry. Opportunities may be available
to create displays for the Discovery Center and help create lesson plans and
activities that are aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks and
Ocean Literacy Principles. 

Other Responsibilities:  Each intern is assigned to multiple projects in
different areas of the organization, e.g. research, fundraising,
rehabilitation, marketing, social media or education. A weekly chore will be
delegated to each intern to assist with the upkeep of the facility and
equipment. Each intern is required to attend regularly scheduled meetings
throughout their time at NMLC. At the end of the internship, each intern
will deliver a presentation about their experience and projects to staff,
volunteers, and members of the public.

Positions are unpaid. Interns must have their own transportation. Housing is
not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.


*         Must be 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.

*         Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

*         Must be adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn,
and have attention to detail.

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

*         Must be willing to engage in a positive and informative manner
with members of the public on a regular basis. 

*         Must be willing to participate in and receive constructive

*         Must expect to work 30-40 hours per week, which can include early
morning and/or late night seal feedings depending on the season. 

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

To Apply: Send your resume, cover letter, and one letter of reference to
<mailto:internship at nmlc.org> internship at nmlc.org or P.O. Box 269, Buzzards
Bay, Massachusetts 02532. Due to the high number of applications, only
qualified candidates will be contacted. 


Gabriella Nicoletta 

Animal Care Assistant 

National Marine Life Center 

P.O. Box 269, 120 Main Street

Buzzards Bay, MA 02532-0269


Office: (508)-743-9888 x306

Email: gnicoletta at nmlc.org <mailto:gnicoletta at nmlc.org> 

www.nmlc.org <http://www.nmlc.org> 




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