[MARMAM] Summer Internship - Marine Mammal Rescue/Rehabilitation

Karen Helms karen at northcoastmmc.org
Tue Mar 21 16:56:29 PDT 2023

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, California, is accepting applications for Summer internships in marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation. Internships are 12-14 weeks. The internships are unpaid but include a $750 stipend, paid in 3 installments. Applicants will live and work in Crescent City.
Intern duties include:

  *   marine mammal rescue and health assessment
  *   diet preparation and feeding
  *   wound care and medication administration
  *   blood draw and subcutaneous fluids if interested
  *   observing surgical procedures and necropsies if interested
  *   cleaning enclosures, pools, and kennels daily
  *   facility/equipment maintenance and cleaning tasks
  *   fundraising events and special projects
  *   engaging with the public in our gift shop
  *   additional tasks as assigned

  *   junior or senior in college/university, or recent graduate, actively pursuing a career in marine biology, conservation, zoology, or veterinary
  *   physically fit with the ability to lift 50lbs and hike long distances in adverse conditions
  *   available to work 5 days a week including evenings, weekends, and holidays
  *   self-motivated, articulate, reliable, and responsible
  *   works well independently and in a team
  *   must possess a valid driver's license
  *   must have experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications, but not required:

  *   previous experience in a marine mammal field
  *   previous experience working with the public
Additional Information:

  *   interns are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution for university credit.
  *   this is an unpaid position with no housing provided, however, we do offer a $750 housing stipend (in 3 payments)
  *   all interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation
  *   a vehicle is preferred as public transportation is very limited and will not allow for participation in rescues which often take place on short notice
  *   internship requires a minimum commitment of 12 weeks
  *   term begins on June 1st
To Apply: please include the following and submit via email to volunteer at northcoastmmc.org<mailto:volunteer at northcoastmmc.org>. Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls or faxes please.

  *   a cover letter that includes term start date
  *   a current curriculum vitae or resume
  *   three references familiar with the applicant's academic/professional performance

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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