2018 Northcoast Marine Mammal Center Internship Announcement
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for internships working with stranded Marine Mammals. These positions are unpaid, and no housing is provided. Applicants will be living and working in Crescent City, CA.
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center has an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammals and their behavior. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues, releases and other field responses as available. In addition, interns will assist in animal care duties (animal intake, feed preparations, medical charting, medication administration, wound care, pen cleaning and other animal husbandry duties as needed) for on-site patients. Interns will also assist with events, fundraising and other administrative duties.
Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open to all applicants 21 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field. If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution. Interns must be available to work for a minimum of 3 months, 5 days a week, at least 40 hours per week. Work schedule must be flexible and may include evenings, weekends and holidays. This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel. This internship position involves a fair amount of physical activity, such as: cleaning, lifting, restraining and moving animals.
2017 Internship Term
March 1st – June 8th
January 15, 2018
June 1st – September 30th
April 1, 2018
Notes: The spring term is the busiest and most “hands-on” season at NMMC as this is when we see many new born Pacific Harbor Seal pups.
We offer flexible end dates and extensions for excellent candidates. Time off must be arranged in advance.
To apply, please send a r?sum? that includes the names of three professional references, and a cover letter detailing your experience, and availability. Include the Internship period for which you are applying in the subject line. Please forward all application materials electronically to Volunteer@northcoastmmc.org