Every year, the Northcoast Marine Mammal Center has several intern positions open. The internships are designed to give exceptional hands-on experience with all aspects of rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals, as well as give an inside look at how a small non-profit organization works. We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic interns to get involved!
There are currently three internship periods; Spring, Summer and Fall. Internships are a minimum 3 months. Spring and Summer internships may be up to 6 months. NMMC Internships are unpaid positions, and interns are responsible for their own housing and living expenses.
The Northcoast Marne Mammal Center is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammal behavior. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues, releases and other field responses as available. In addition, interns will be required to assist in other departments and with animal care duties (intake duties, feed preparations, medical charting, medicine administration, pen cleaning and other animal husbandry duties as needed) for on-site patients. The fall internship will focus mostly on administrative, event planning and fundraising responsibilities with less than 20% animal care.
Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open to all applicants 21 years of age or older, with a devoted interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field. 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 will include weekends and holidays. This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for obtaining housing. Interns must also have transportation as they are required to be on call for rescues. Applicants should demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge.
Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a résumé that includes the names of three references, and a cover letter detailing interests, experience, housing accommodations, start date and availability. Please forward all application materials electronically to email@example.com
There may be some flexibility on the start date of each term, please indicate your desired start date in the cover letter. All internships must be a minimum of 3 months.
|Season||Internship Term||Application deadline|
|Spring||March 1st – May 31st||January 15st|
|Summer||June 1st – August 31st||March 1st|
|Fall*||August 1st – October 31st.||June 1st|
* Note – fall internship focuses primarily on administrative, event planning and fundraising responsibilities with approx. 40% animal care duties.