domingo, 11 de noviembre de 2007

Voluntariado: California.

THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER STRANDING DEPARTMENT INTERNSHIP

The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for its 2008 Stranding Department Internship Program.

Interns will assist staff and volunteers in the rescue, rehabilitation and release of stranded marine mammals (pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea otters). Stranding intern positions are unpaid. The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity employer and volunteer organization.

Program Description: The Stranding Department Internship Program is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammal behavior and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network. Stranding interns will be responsible for answering the animal hotline and rotating responsibility for the after hours on-call. They will coordinate rescue and triage response throughout the Center's 600-mile rescue range; and will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues and releases. In addition, Stranding interns will be required to assist with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, and pen cleaning) for all on-site pinnipeds.
Other duties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment and assorted miscellaneous tasks.

Stranding Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications: Stranding internships are open to all applicants 18 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, or a related field. Non-citizens must have a current visa. 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 able 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 weekends and holidays. These are unpaid positions and all Stranding interns are responsible for arranging for their own housing and transportation. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Word, Access, and Excel. This internship position involves a fair amount of physical activity, such as: lifting, restraining and moving animals and other physical tasks.

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a resume that includes the names of three references, and a cover letter detailing interests, experience, housing accommodations, and availability.

Please forward all application materials to: The Marine Mammal Center Stranding Department, Attn: Erin Brodie
1065 Fort Cronkhite
Marin Headlands Sausalito, California 94965
Or email to: brodiee@tmmc.org

There is some flexibility on the start date of each position, with the earliest start date of February 1 and the last available internship beginning October 15.

Internship Period Application Deadline Interviews Notification of acceptance
Approximate Internship Time
Winter December 12, 2007 December 13-14, 2007 December 21, 2007 February - April
Spring February 27, 2008 March 3-5, 2008 March 10, 2008 April - June
Summer April 23, 2008 April 28-30, 2008 May 5, 2008 June - August
Fall June 25, 2008 June 30-July 2, 2008 July 7, 2008 August - October
Winter August 20, 2008 August 25-27, 2008 September 1, 2008 October - December

Celebrating its 33rd year in 2008, The Marine Mammal Center is a non-profit hospital dedicated to the rescue and release of ill and injured marine mammals, and to research about marine mammal health and diseases. Volunteers and staff have treated more than 12,000 California sea lions, elephant seals, porpoises, and other marine life. The Center uniquely combines its rehabilitation program with scientific discovery and education programs to advance the understanding of marine mammal health, ocean health and conservation.

For more information, please visit our website at:
www.marinemammalcenter.org. Erin