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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.

Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
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 minimum 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 Microsoft 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.

 

*NEW* NMMC Fall Internship

The fall internship focuses on 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 begin September 1st. Applications should be received by July 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 begin March 1st. Applications should be received by January 15th.

 

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 begin June 1st. Applications should be received by April 1st.

 

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:  karen@northcoastmmc.org

 

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