[MARMAM] IFAW Marine Mammal Cetacean Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Internship - Summer 2024

Millen, Emily emillen at ifaw.org
Tue Jan 23 16:40:05 PST 2024

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) is currently accepting applications for Summer 2024 Marine Mammal Cetacean Intensive Care Unit Internships.

IFAW Marine Mammal Cetacean Intensive Care Unit (CICU) Internship
Summer Session 2024 (First Week of June, 2024 - Last Week of August, 2024)
Complete Applications due: February 15th, 2024

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 270 strandings occurring each year. These strandings include live and dead seals, whales, porpoises, and dolphins. In addition to stranding response, IFAW's MMRR division is introducing the Cetacean Intensive Care Unit (CICU) located at the Dolphin Rescue Center in Orleans, MA. CICU is a short-term rehabilitation facility (96 hrs) that aims to provide supportive care to dolphins and porpoises experiencing acute effects of stranding.

CICU Intern Duties

  *   Animal care: Provide in-water support to small cetaceans including dolphins and porpoises, monitor animal behavior, assist staff during diagnostic procedures and veterinarian prescribed treatment regimes. Please note experiences will be opportunistic as cases arise. We do not have a long-term rehabilitation program or animals on site regularly.
  *   CICU readiness: cleaning, organizing, and maintaining the Cetacean ICU including pools, related equipment and gear, restocking kits and supplies.
  *   CICU education and outreach: act as a docent at CICU to provide general public with information relating to the Cetacean ICU and IFAW's marine mammal stranding response program, assist staff with training volunteers and other network members, participate in community events.
  *   Data collection and sample processing: assist with collection of data and samples relating to CICU patients, organize and archive animal records and samples.

*        Marine mammal stranding response and necropsy: May assist stranding response program opportunistically and as needed with aspects of marine mammal stranding response, help maintain stranding response and necropsy readiness.

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=1018e40e-cfdd-42c9-bb3e-6c2c0822bd82

Emily Millen
Animal Care Technician
Marine Mammal Rescue
290 Summer Street
Yarmouth Port, MA 02675
United States

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