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FWC Manatee Photo-identification Internships

Manatee Photo-identification Internships

The manatee photo-identification program is based in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a state agency. For more information about FWRI, please visit: https://myfwc.com/research/. FWRI’s manatee photo-identification research focuses on long-term monitoring of Florida manatees in southwest Florida. The program’s primary goal is to document individual manatees, which allows us to estimate annual adult survival and reproductive rates and to model population dynamics for state and federal assessments of Florida manatee status and recovery. Photo-identification data also provide insight regarding manatee movements, site fidelity, habitat use and behavior.

Interns will primarily assist staff members with photographing manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites around Tampa Bay. Interns will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification tasks, such as downloading images, entering information into databases, scanning data sheets and matching images to known animals. Interns often collect data independently in the field, thus responsible, detail oriented applicants are encouraged to apply. Most field work is land-based; however, during the winter session opportunities are available to assist with boat-based manatee photo-identification. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to data entry, assisting with manatee genetics research, special projects and outreach activities. This internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable field and lab experience at a government agency.

Two positions are available each year: one in winter (November to March) and one in summer (May to September). Start and end dates are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of four weekdays per week for four months is required. Work hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no compensation for these internship positions and successful applicants will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the institute. Positions are open until filled, and priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer periods.

Qualifications:
• Computer proficiency; Microsoft Access literacy preferred.
• Working knowledge of SLR digital cameras, filters and lenses preferred but not required.
• The ability to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment.
• A valid U.S. Driver’s License.
• Enthusiasm and willingness to learn field and lab based research methods.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the following information is required:
• A cover letter describing the internship you are applying for; area(s) of academic/research interest; and the dates, days, and hours of availability.
• A resume (or curriculum vitae) describing your relevant training and experience.
• Current academic transcripts. (unofficial are sufficient)
• Names and contact information for three references.
Please submit application items as an e-mail attachment to: Interns@MyFWC.com

If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be mailed to:
Internship Coordinator
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020

Applicants may contact FWRI’s Manatee Photo-identification Project Intern Manager, Jennifer Johnson, (Jennifer.Johnson@MyFWC.com, 727-502-4735) with questions regarding the internship.

Field Assistants Needed in Head of Bight, South Australia

Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study (Head of Bight, South Australia)

The Curtin University Great Australian Bight Right Whale Study (GABRWS) is seeking two research interns for the 2022 season.

This study contributes to the long term monitoring of southern right whales in the Great Australian Bight, South Australia, now in its 32nd year.

Work is completed at the Head of Bight and Fowlers Bay, in the Great Australian Bight, South Australia. This area is very remote and isolated with limited resources.

Duties will include cliff-based census of aggregation area, photo identification, data entry and matching of photo ID to the long-term catalogue.

This position is available for 7 weeks: July 13 – September 1, 2022. We ask that the intern is able to commit for the entire period. Some time commitment prior to the field season is also required for training and project contribution.

This is an unpaid position, and the successful applicant will be responsible for transport costs to and from Adelaide, South Australia where they will be met and driven to the study site (two-day drive).

Food, travel and accommodation expenses will be covered during the internship fieldwork. Accommodation is very basic and includes shared kitchen/living/office space and a private room.

Required skills:

• Undergraduate degree in marine biology/conservation biology or a related major (honours preferred)
• Marine mammal research background (preferred)
• Strong observational skills, note taking abilities, and careful attention to detail
• Reliable, motivated, positive attitude
• Ability to work and live closely with others as part of a small team
• Ability to work in a remote and isolated area
• Strong work ethic with the ability to work unsupervised
• Field research/survey experience
• Computer and written skills
• Speak, read and write in fluent English

Preferred skills:
• GIS
• Interest in science communication and social media
• UAV experience

Preference will be given to individuals with experience in right whale photo identification and matching, although this is not essential, and training will be provided.

To apply please send a CV with reference and cover letter (no more than 1 single sided A4 page) to bridgetteoshan@gmail.com by 5pm ACST on 3 June 2022.

For further information on the study visit www.gabrightwhales.com or https://www.facebook.com/southernrightwhales

For more information on Curtin University’s Centre for Marine Science and Technology visit cmst.curtin.edu.au

Field Research Assistant

Research Assistant (unpaid internship, volunteer opportunity)

The North Coast Cetacean Society (BC Whales) is a non-profit, charitable whale-research organization that has dedicated the last 20 years towards research, education, and the protection of cetaceans along the north and central coasts of British Columbia (BC). Our objective is to better understand the seasonal distribution, abundance, social dynamics, and threats currently faced by cetacean species at risk through interdisciplinary and specialized research projects focusing on visual and acoustic data collection, and in collaboration with coastal First Nations communities. For more information, please visit us on our website at bcwhales.org

The Role:
We are looking to hire 1 – 2 research assistants to join us in the field at a very remote land-based whale research station. During this placement interns and volunteers will receive project-specific training and will contribute to valuable data collection and the ongoing monitoring of the frequency, movements, and behaviours of whales and vessels in our research area. Specific duties will include hourly visual surveys, photo-identification, hydrophone monitoring, and the potential to assist on marine surveys. We encourage you to apply if you are passionate about marine conservation and research, and are extremely comfortable in remote, back-country locations and in all weather conditions.

Requirements:
 All applicants MUST be available to commit to at least one of the following placements:

June – August 2022
August – October 2022

 Strong observational skills, note taking abilities, and careful attention to detail
 Ability to respectfully live in extremely close quarters and tenting in a communal setting with up to 6 people
 Ability to follow pre-determined procedures and methods for data collection
 Ability to carry heavy loads up a rugged shoreline
 Comfortable on open vessels in all weather conditions, and comfortable in a remote wilderness setting in all weather conditions

Assets:
 Experience with remote fieldwork and data collection
 Knowledge of marine mammal species local to British Columbian waters
 Experience with photo-identification of humpback whales and orca

Certifications (assets):
 Marine Radio Operator (ROC-M)
 Marine Emergency Duties (MED-A3/SDV-BS)
 Active First Aid certification (Wilderness & Remote First Aid preferred)

To Apply:
Please email a resume and cover letter as one document to janie@bcwhales.org AND egbaer@gmail.com with subject line “Research Assistant 2022 – Application”. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted after the application deadline for an interview.
Application Deadline: March 25th 2022

Please note that this is an unpaid internship/volunteer opportunity. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own travel from their home to either Prince Rupert or Kitimat, B.C. All food, transport to and from the research station from one of these locations, and all necessary supplies will be provided throughout the placement. Thank you for your interest!

CETACEANS INTERNSHIP IN ITALY

Delfini del Ponente is currently looking for and accepting interns to join our research project on bottlenose dolphins and other marine fauna in the Western Ligurian Sea, Imperia (Italy) from March to October.

THE PROJECT

The dolphin research project “Delfini del Ponente”, started in 2018, is the first project focused on monitoring bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) occurrence and distribution in the Western Ligurian Sea. The project is structured on an annual basis, to obtain data not only on the distribution during the Summer, but also changes during the different seasons. The study is already providing very interesting information about this community inside the study area, especially about its social organization, abundance of individuals, distribution, and movements also outside the region. Moreover, our dataset includes data on several cetacean species and also about other marine fauna such as Mediterranean shearwaters (Puffinus yelkouan), Scopoli’s shearwaters (Calonectris diomedea), Northern gannets (Morus bassanus), Sandwich terns (Thalasseus sandvicensis), sunfish (Mola mola) among others.

Surveys are carried out in coastal waters onboard a dedicated zodiac (6 m inflatable boat) around 10 times per month. Training will focus on collecting photos for photo-ID purposes, environmental, marine traffic, geographical (GPS) and dolphins' behavioural data. Land-based surveys take place in Imperia, in 2 different locations with the aim of collecting data on the presence/absence of dolphins, fishing boats in activity and marine birds. Fieldwork is a great opportunity to get involved and improve skills on cetaceans’ and marine biodiversity’s research. Both land-based and zodiac surveys are weather-dependent, and their number can change each month.

Office work (6 hours per day) includes training and lessons to the interns and supervision of all the activities (photo-id work, transcription of data, data entry, QGIS work, etc…)

Where: Imperia, Italy

When: 1 March-30 October 2022 (minimum 30 days)

Number of interns for month: 2 /3

ACTIVITIES:

• boat-based surveys monitoring the presence and distribution of
bottlenose dolphins

• data collection of other cetaceans, fishes, seabirds, turtles

• classwork, database updating

• photo-id matching and analysis

• land-based surveys /opportunistic surveys

• lessons and training about cetacean ecology, biology and research
techniques

This is a great opportunity to get involved in cetacean research, encounter marine biodiversity while gaining fieldwork experience, travel and explore the beautiful Liguria region and support cetacean research and conservation.

Interns will be involved 5 days a week, 6-8 hours/day (depending on fieldwork or lab work)
During free time, interns will have the opportunity to experience all sorts of activities: swimming, diving, hiking, exploring historical sites, visiting museums, sailing.

SKILLS:

· Minimum age of 18

· Prior experience in cetaceans or boat-based surveys is not required

· Degree or on-going studies in biology, natural science, veterinary or similar (preferred)

· Strong motivation and interest in cetaceans and research

· Speak, read and write in fluent English

· Be adaptable as fieldwork is weather dependent

· Be prepared to spend many hours on a small zodiac (5-6 m) and under the sun, be able to swim and work in harsh weather conditions both in nearshore and offshore waters

· Be prepared to spend many hours in the office (generally 6 hours/day)

· Be sociable and with a positive attitude as he/she is expected to live and work in an international team

FEE

Delfini del Ponente is a self-funded research project, so participation in this program requires a tuition fee. Fee includes the accommodation in an apartment in Imperia, tuition and all associated field costs during the internship period (use of research vessel, training, use of equipment, field trips, insurance). Transportation expenses to and from Imperia (Italy) and food costs during the stay are not included in the fee.

APPLICATION:

Send your CV with a letter of interest to delfinidelponente@gmail.com

For any further inquiries and details, please send an email to delfinidelponente@gmail.com

www.delfinidelponente.it

Marine Animal Response Intern

If you are a degreed or degree-seeking individual engaged in fields of study such as marine biology, ecology, ocean sciences, or related fields, we offer internship opportunities in HMAR programs such as Field Support & Outreach, Marine Debris, or Education & Engagement.

This internship period will run from December 15-March 31.

As an intern, it is important to note:

All internships are unpaid positions that do not include housing or living expenses.
Internships require a minimum of 20 hours per week of work for at least 3 months, and access to a personal and reliable car or truck. Full-time internships are also available.
Internships can be applied as college credit if your institution allows. Interns are responsible for coordinating the requirements for college credit.
Interns are responsible for acquiring their own needs equipment such as binoculars, hiking shoes, vehicle, fuel, camera, and other materials outlined in our application.
Interns must be 18 years of age, be a U.S. citizen or hold applicable visas, and be fluent in the English language.
Interns must be capable of certain physical requirements due to the nature of field activities. Interns should be able to walk for at least 2 miles in sandy/rocky shorelines, able to carry 75 pounds for at least 100 feet, be able to swim, and capable of working in variable weather conditions.

You will need to submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and provide three references as part of your application process.
Due to the nature of HMAR’s activities, it’s essential that interns can maintain a calm demeanor in stressful situations, enjoy communicating with the public, are able to work as part of a team, and are eager to learn new skills.

To apply please submit application to h-mar.org/jointheteam

FWC Florida Manatee Photo-identification Internships

Manatee Photo-identification Internships

The manatee photo-identification program is based in St. Petersburg, Florida at the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI). FWRI is the research arm of the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), a state agency. For more information about FWRI, please visit: https://myfwc.com/research/. FWRI’s manatee photo-identification research focuses on long-term monitoring of Florida manatees in southwest Florida. The program’s primary goal is to document individual manatees, which allows us to estimate annual adult survival and reproductive rates and to model population dynamics for state and federal assessments of Florida manatee status and recovery. Photo-identification data also provide insight regarding manatee movements, site fidelity, habitat use and behavior.

Interns will primarily assist staff members with photographing manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites around Tampa Bay. Interns will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification tasks, such as downloading images, entering information into databases, scanning data sheets and matching images to known animals. Interns often collect data independently in the field, thus responsible, detail oriented applicants are encouraged to apply. Most field work is land-based; however, during the winter session opportunities are available to assist with boat-based manatee photo-identification. Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to data entry, assisting with manatee genetics research, special projects and outreach activities. This internship provides a great opportunity to gain valuable field and lab experience at a government agency.

Two positions are available each year: one in winter (November to March) and one in summer (May to September). Start and end dates are flexible; however, a minimum commitment of four weekdays per week for four months is required. Work hours are typically 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. There is no compensation for these internship positions and successful applicants will be responsible for their own housing and transportation to and from the institute. Positions are open until filled, and priority will be given to candidates who can commit for longer periods.

Qualifications:

· Computer proficiency; Microsoft Access literacy preferred.

· Working knowledge of SLR digital cameras, filters and lenses preferred but not required.

· The ability to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment.

· A valid U.S. Driver’s License.

· Enthusiasm and willingness to learn field and lab based research methods.

If you are interested in applying for an internship with the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, the following information is required:

· A cover letter describing the internship you are applying for; area(s) of academic/research interest; and the dates, days, and hours of availability.

· A resume (or curriculum vitae) describing your relevant training and experience.

· Current academic transcripts. (unofficial are sufficient)

· Names and contact information for three references.

Please submit application items as an e-mail attachment to: Interns@MyFWC.com

If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be mailed to:

Internship Coordinator

FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute

100 Eighth Avenue SE

St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020

Applicants may contact FWRI’s Manatee Photo-identification Project Manager, Kari Rood, (Kari.Rood@MyFWC.com, 727-502-4737) with questions regarding the internship.

Virginia Aquarium – Stranding Response Intern

The Virginia Aquarium’s Research & Conservation Division is now accepting Stranding Response Intern applications for summer 2021. The application deadline is February 12, 2021. Internships will be approximately three months long, starting between May and June. Internships will be fulfilled in accordance with COVID-19 safety guidelines and positions are subject to change based on the most current recommendations. Please note that all positions are non-compensatory and housing is not provided by the Virginia Aquarium. Interns are fully responsible for fulfilling all requirements of their home institutions to receive academic credit.

Position Overview
Virginia Aquarium Stranding Response Program (VAQS) interns promote the conservation of marine animal species through research, rescue, rehabilitation, and education. Once accepted, interns will be assigned to a focus area of either necropsy or rehabilitation. Interns will be cross-trained in all aspects of stranding response, however, daily tasks will be assigned to interns according to focus area. Stranding work is unpredictable, therefore experiences will vary by internship session. VAQS staff will provide as many learning opportunities as possible during each session.

Duties
– Respond to live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles in the field.
– Participate in all aspects of post-mortem examinations: cutting and sampling, data collection, photographing, carcass removal, and cleaning.
– Perform daily husbandry tasks, including food preparation, feeding, and cleaning the rehab area, kitchen and associated supplies.
– Assist staff with new admits and daily treatments of patients. Restrain animals for exams, collect vitals (heart rate, respiratory rate, temperature) and morphometrics, take photographs, administer medications, and perform wound care.
– Ensure response preparedness by stocking response bags, fueling vehicles, and cleaning gear.
– Assist with releases of rehabilitation patients, public outreach events, and volunteer/cooperator trainings.
– Assist staff with daily administrative tasks, including answering hotline calls, data entry, and completing response paperwork.
– Complete other projects and tasks as assigned by VAQS staff.

Qualifications
– Must be at least 18 years old.
– Must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, or have recently graduated (within last two years).
– Must be physically fit with the ability to lift 50lbs and walk long distances on the beach in adverse conditions such as extreme heat and cold, humidity, rain, and wind.
– Must be self-motivated, articulate, mature, reliable, and responsible. Should work well independently as well as with a team.
– Should be comfortable around dead and decomposing animals.
– Should be comfortable driving large pick-up trucks and vans (preferred). Willing to learn how to drive response vehicles, if accepted (required).
– Background in biology and familiarity with stranding response (preferred).
– Experience with DSLR cameras and Microsoft Access (preferred).

Position Requirements
– Attend VAQS orientation and City of Virginia Beach Defensive Driving.
– Possess a valid driver’s license.
– Pass a City of Virginia Beach background check.
– Wear a mask and comply with all organizational COVID-19 preventative measures.

Internship Learning Objectives
Develop fundamental hands-on stranding response and rehabilitation skills:
– Perform post-mortem examinations on sea turtle and marine mammals.
– Perform basic health assessments of rehabilitation patients, including vitals collection, wound treatment, administering medications, and blood processing.
– Complete Sea Turtle Stranding and Salvage Network (STSSN) and Level A forms.
– Enter stranding data in Microsoft Access.

Intern Schedule
Intern is expected to be available 3-4 days per week, 8am-4:30pm. Weekend and holiday coverage is expected.

Minimum Commitment Required
24 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

Intern Supervisor/Mentor
VAQS Volunteer Manager and project supervisor.

Work Location
Virginia Aquarium’s Darden Marine Animal Conservation Center

Application Requirements
If applying via email, please send application to interns@virginiaaquarium.com and copy vaqstranding@gmail.com. A complete Stranding Response Intern packet must include the following components. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
– Cover letter including preferred focus area (necropsy or rehabilitation) and internship expectations. While we will do our best to accommodate intern preferences, staff will make the final focus area determination. There is some flexibility with internship start/end dates; please include any known schedule conflicts in your cover letter.
– Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center internship application form.
– Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic reference. Letters can be sent separately to vaqstranding@gmail.com
– Resume
– College transcript(s)

For more information about the application process, please visit: https://www.virginiaaquarium.com/about-us/Pages/internship-application.aspx

Ex-situ Research Volunteer Positions at Ocean Park Hong Kong

Ex-situ Research Volunteer Positions at Ocean Park for Biology, Marine Science and Engineering students

What we do?
Ocean Park accepts local and international students to join its research internship and volunteer programme. The research team of Ocean Park aims to build a strong bridge between scientific advancement, animal welfare, conservation and education. Our current projects are all designed with special attention to these four pillars of ex-situ research efforts focusing on various aspects of animal behaviour, cognition and perceptions that maybe keys to the survival of the species. As a member of AZA, Ocean Park continuously thrives to provide the best possible environment and care, using scientific approach for behavioural monitoring and analysis for both marine and terrestrial species. Moreover, our cognitive experiments investigate the ability of problem solving, shape recognition, associative learning as well as on mutualistic and altruistic cooperation.
For more information:
https://www.oceanpark.com.hk/en/education-conservation/conservation/animal-care-and-welfare/research
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/zoo.21536
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0376635718304431

How to get involved?
Applications are not restricted from the above-mentioned fields. The selection is based on both academic results and extracurricular merits, but most importantly on the candidates’ dedication and self-motivation.

We have full time (5 days/week) and part-time (min. 1.5 days/week) On-site volunteer positions and Off-site positions for Behavioural and Acoustic data analysts. All positions are unpaid with a minimum commitment of 3-months. Successful candidates receive specific training according to the assigned positions.

What will You learn?
 Learn what it takes to work in the field of research
 Hands on experience with experimental setup and data analysis
 Understanding of animals’ physiology and behaviour
 Team work, coordination and independent responsibilities
 Research planning and execution
 Research communication
 Basic foundation for your future career
Qualifications and requirements
On-site volunteers:
• Have a positive attitude and strong willingness to learn 

• Good oral/written communication skills in English 

• Basic computer knowledge 

• Able to work independently as well as in a team 

• Must be responsible for food, accommodation and transportation 

• Past experience with animals is desirable 

• Able to comply with OP volunteer rules and regulations 

Off-site working volunteers – Behavioural data analyst: 

• Have a positive attitude and strong willingness to learn 

• Self-motivation 

• Good oral/written communication skills in English 

• Computer knowledge: Excel, Word, QuickTime Player 7, BORIS 

• The ideal candidate will have strong attention to details and ability to work precisely 
and accurately 

• Able to comply with OP volunteer rules and regulations 

Off-site working volunteers – Acoustic data analyst: 

• Have a positive attitude and strong willingness to learn 

• Self-motivation 

• Good oral/written communication skills in English 

• Basic programming knowledge of signal procession and filtering

• Experience with MATLAB and Audacity 

• The ideal candidate will have strong attention to details and ability to work precisely 
and accurately 

• Able to comply with OP volunteer rules and regulations

How to apply?
To apply please submit the following (same for all positions):

• Statement of Interest • Academic Records
• Period of Availability • Letters of Reference
• Preferred Position • Curriculum Vitae

Starting date: September 2020

Please send applications to Ms Eszter Matrai, eszter.matrai@oceanpark.com.hk with "Dolphin Research Volunteer" in the subject line.

Research Department
Ocean Park Corporation

Marketing and Media Internship

Seal Rescue Ireland: Marketing and Media Internship

Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation which operates a busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co. Wexford. As the only facility that fully rehabilitates seals within the Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports are for young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and common seal (Phoca vitulina) pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline. In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes. SRI has a growing social media presence, and is gaining international recognition for our work.

SRI is currently accepting applications for their Marketing and Media Internship position. This high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 12 weeks, but longer time commitments are encouraged. After completion of initial training, interns who excel may be invited to stay longer and offered higher levels of responsibility.

Due to Covid-19, Seal Rescue Ireland is only considering applications from Irish residents until further notice. All offers of internship positions with Seal Rescue Ireland may be subject to change depending on government regulations and advice, as well as SRI’s decisions on what is best for the health and well-being of our team. We thank everyone for their flexibility and understanding during this crisis.

Reports to: Operations Manager

Job Summary: This position will provide the intern with work experience in all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with a primary focus on producing quality media content, digital design, written content, photos and video for use on our website, social media, monthly newsletter, adoptions programme, marketing, educational and fundraising projects. The intern will assist with marketing and advertising projects, fundraising programs and events, and other administrative tasks. This position requires a skilled photographer who will be responsible for capturing consistent photographs and videos of the animals in care, daily activities at the centre, and events on and off-site (i.e. rescues, releases, educational talks, outreach events, etc.), as well as developing content consistent with SRI’s message of ocean conservation and sustainability. Partial involvement in assisting in husbandry care of rehabilitation animals is an option if interested.

Requirements: Applicants must have a keen interest in marine conservation, and environmental stewardship. Skills in developing media content and photography are a must, with examples of your work to be submitted with your application. Applicants must have effective communication skills, the ability to represent SRI in a professional manner and work well in a team setting. Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking, graphic design and website maintenance skills are encouraged. A degree or pursuit of a degree in business management, communication, marketing, public relations, or a similar field is preferred. Applicants must be fluent in English, since this role involves communicating with the public and developing written content. For non-native English speakers coming from European countries, we require a C1 level of English.

Duties Include:

Participate in educational talks and tours.
Assist in design, development and maintenance of the SRI website
Keep up to date photographs and video of the seals in care
Photograph events and daily tasks for use in media, marketing and promotional purposes
Develop educational and promotional written content
Provide assistance to the managers and rehabilitation staff as needed.
Assist with fundraisers and educational events
Assist with clerical duties and office work as needed
(Optional)-Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals (feeding, medical treatment, daily care, routine cleaning of enclosures and work areas), and assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.
This is an unpaid position. Intern housing may be offered to successful applicants for 90 Euro/week (including food). Interns are responsible for their own travel expenses.
Application Deadlines:

1st of September, 2020 for January, February, March and April, 2021 start dates
-At this time, we will also be hiring for a few remaining positions starting October to December 2020

2nd of January, 2021 for May, June, July, and August, 2021 start dates

1st of May, 2021 for September, October, November, and December, 2021 start dates

Please visit our website at (http://www.sealrescueireland.org/internships/) to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume, cover letter, and examples of your writing and photography to: intern@sealrescueireland.org

Attention: Marketing and Media Internship

Registered Charity: RCN 20108519

Response and Husbandry Internship

Marine Mammal Rescue and Response Internship

San Luis Obispo Operations

The Rescue and Response team at The Marine Mammal Center is seeking applicants for their San Luis Obispo Operations Rescue and Response Internship working primarily with stranded pinnipeds, as well as occasional cetaceans and sea otters. The Rescue and Response Internship is an exciting opportunity for individuals who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammals and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.

Program Opportunities:

-Gain valuable professional development experience while learning the rescue and response operations for one of the leading marine mammal hospitals
-Work in an organization dedicated to veterinary medicine, research, and ocean conservation
-Learn marine mammal rescue and triage while gaining husbandry experience working with the seal and sea lion patients
-Attend training classes, learning more about rescue and response methods as well as the rehabilitation care for pinnipeds
-Develop interpersonal and team leadership skills working with individuals from diverse backgrounds

Intern Responsibilities:

-Answer and triage the animal rescue hotline
-Coordinate rescue and triage responses throughout San Luis Obispo county
-Participate in marine mammal rescues, releases and other field responses
-Maintain rescue equipment
-Join teams of volunteers to provide triage care for rescued seals and sea lions
Support data entry and tracking of the pinniped patients
-Other projects as assigned

Intern Qualifications:

-All applicants must be 21 years of age or older, with an avid interest in marine biology, zoology, general biology, policy or a related field.
-Interns are required to pass a background check and a motor vehicle check prior to acceptance into the internship.
-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.
-If the intern intends to receive university credit for their internship, they are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution.

Intern Schedule:

Interns must be able to work for a minimum of 4 months, at least 20 hours per week. Work schedule must be flexible and may include weekends and holidays.

Additional Logistics:

This is an unpaid internship. Applicants are responsible for their own housing and transportation for the duration of the internship. Unfortunately, we are unable to host out of state or international applicants at this time.

Application Overview:

Applications are now open for Fall 2020 (September to December). We are accepting applications through 8/31/2020 and will evaluate at that time if we need to extend the positng.