North Coast Marine Mammal Center

Internships

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.  There are currently three internship periods: Spring, Summer and Fall.  We are always looking for dedicated, enthusiastic interns to get involved!

 

*NEW* NMMC Fall Internship

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center is looking for one or two dedicated, passionate fall interns to help with daily operations around the Center, as well as marketing, fundraising and event planning.  Interns will be required to assist with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, pen cleaning, wound care) for all on-site pinnipeds.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues throughout the NMMC’s response area, which extends along 200 miles of rugged coastline in Northern California.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with the release of rehabilitated marine mammals.  Other duties may include participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment, and education/outreach activities at local schools and community events.    Fall internships run from September through November. Applications should be received by August 1st.

 

NMMC Spring Internship

The Spring internship will be focused mainly on the rescue and rehabilitation of elephant seals and harbor seals pups.  Interns will be required to assist with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, pen cleaning, wound care) for all on-site pinnipeds.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues throughout the NMMC’s response area, which extends along 200 miles of rugged coastline in Northern California.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with the release of rehabilitated marine mammals.  Other duties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment, helping with fundraising activities, and education/outreach activities at local schools and community events.  Spring internships run from March through May. Applications should be received by February 1st.

 

NMMC Summer Internship

The summer internship will focus mainly on the rescue and rehabilitation of California sea lions, as well as working with harbor seal pups and elephant seals who were rescued during the spring.  Interns will work closely with staff and volunteers in all aspects of marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation.  Interns will be required to assist with animal care duties (feed preparations, medical charting, pen cleaning, wound care) for all on-site pinnipeds.  In addition, interns will have the opportunity to participate in marine mammal rescues throughout the NMMC’s response area, which extends along 200 miles of rugged coastline in Northern California.  Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with the release of rehabilitated marine mammals.  Other duties may include: participation in training classes, data entry and tracking, maintaining rescue equipment, and education/outreach activities at local schools and community events. Summer internships run from June through August. Applications should be received by May 1st.

 

Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internships are 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.  Internships are for a three month period.  Interns must be willing to work long hours on a flexible and demanding schedule which may include weekends, holidays, and irregular work hours.  Interns should be in good physical health and have the ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.  A successful candidate must also be able to work well with others under stressful conditions.  Applicants should also demonstrate excellent communication skills and have practical computer knowledge with programs such as Word, Access, and Excel.  Prior experience in animal care and rescue are not necessary, however fall intern applicants will ideally have some experience with fundraising, business and marketing.

NMMC Internships are unpaid positions, and interns are responsible for their own housing and living expenses.

 

Application Process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter indicating which internship they are interested in, a resume, and three references to the following address:
Northcoast Marine Mammal Center
424 Howe Drive

Crescent City, CA  95531
No phone calls please.
Or via email to:  rescue@northcoastmmc.org

 

A few of our interns:

Intern Kaitie

Intern Kaitie

Intern Kelly

Intern Kelly

Intern Rob

Intern Rob

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