PINNIPED RESCUE/REHABILITATION INTERNSHIP
The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center in Crescent City, CA seeks applicants for a spring and summer internship working with stranded seals and sea lions.
The spring internship starts April 2008 and the summer internship starts July 2008. Start and end dates are flexible with the chosen interns.
This is an unpaid position and chosen interns are responsible for travel and housing may be provided for qualified applicants.
Description: The internship is designed to give exceptional hands-on experience with stranded pinnipeds in a rehabilitation setting including Pacific harbor seals, Northern elephant seals, California sea lions and potentially Steller sea lions and Northern fur seals. The interns will work closely with NMMC staff and volunteers in all aspects of stranding response; assessments, rescue, transport, rehabilitation, medical procedures, necropsies, record keeping and research projects and education outreach.
Qualifications: The internship is open to all applicants at least 18 years or older. Undergraduates, veterinary students and recent graduates are encourage to apply.
Internships for academic credit are the responsibility of the chosen intern. Interns must be willing to work a flexible work schedule which includes weekends and holidays. Interns should be in good physical health and strength and have the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs. Interns must be able to work amongst a diverse group of new and veteran volunteers.
Applying: Interested individuals should send a cover letter indicating spring or summer internship, and a resume including three references to be considered.
DirectorNorthcoast Marine Mammal Center
424 Howe Drive
Crescent City, CA
or email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
or fax to: (707) 465-6292
Application deadline for spring internship is February 15, 2008 and summer internship is March 14, 2008.