[MARMAM] IFAW Marine Mammal Stranding Internships - Summer 2021

Kasper, Kira kkasper at ifaw.org
Fri Jan 15 12:07:31 PST 2021

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is currently accepting applications for summer 2021
Marine Mammal Stranding Internships.

IFAW Marine Mammal Stranding Internship
Summer Session 2021 (First Week of June, 2021 - Last week of August, 2021)
Complete Applications Due: February 15th, 2021

Program Background
IFAW is an international non-profit organization. This internship is based out of our International Operations Center in Yarmouth Port, Massachusetts, USA. IFAW's Marine Mammal Rescue and Research program is a federally authorized program dedicated to marine mammal stranding response on Cape Cod and southeastern Massachusetts. Our program strives to promote the conservation of marine mammal species and their habitat by improving the rescue and humane care of stranded marine mammals, advancing stranding science, and increasing public awareness through education. Cape Cod is a marine mammal stranding "hot spot," with an average of over 261 strandings occurring each year. These strandings include live and dead seals, whales, porpoises, and dolphins.

Stranding Intern Duties

*       Stranding hotline coverage: answer calls, document reports, educate callers, dispatch volunteers, complete associated paperwork and enter data.

*       Marine mammal stranding response and necropsy: assist staff with all aspects of marine mammal stranding response, including live animal health assessment and supportive care, biological data collection, post-mortem examinations and sampling in both field and laboratory settings.

*       Stranding / necropsy readiness: cleaning, organizing and maintaining stranding response and necropsy gear, equipment and facilities, restocking kits and supplies.

*       Data entry / sample processing: assist in entry of stranding data. Assist in organizing, cataloging, disseminating and archiving of photos, videos, datasheets, samples, etc.

*       Outreach: assist staff with training and outreach material preparation and organization, participate in opportunistic outreach at stranding sites, participate in community events.

Please see the following link for the full posting and to apply: https://recruiting.ultipro.com/INT1059IFFA/JobBoard/17b588a3-808b-4bc9-aea8-c3385a35ec51/OpportunityDetail?opportunityId=fe9d4610-6ed8-4b11-9455-9cb86c86ef2b

Kira Kasper
Stranding Technician
Marine Mammal Rescue and Research
290 Summer Street
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
United States
Please note: my schedule varies regularly and I often work outside of the M-F 9-5 timeframe.
+1 508 744 2265 (office)
+1 508 743 9548 (stranding hotline)

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