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The Marine Mammal Stranding Center offers two dynamic internship programs for college students and recent grads to "get their feet wet" in the field of marine mammal rehabilitation and education.
To apply for an internship, please follow the instructions below.
Come help share our mission about who we are as an organization and the animals that we work with at the Stranding Center! Interns will spend their time giving guided tours in our Sea Life Museum, conducting public outreach at festivals and farmers markets, facilitating our education programs on the beach and caring for fish and invertebrates in the Observation tank. The ideal candidate will have a background in biology/marine biology, be comfortable with public speaking, and working with children.
All internships are unpaid. Students may apply with their college/university to receive college credit, but it is the student's responsibility to make sure all paperwork and requirements are met to receive credit. Both undergraduate and recent graduates are encouraged to apply, as well as high school graduates 18 years and older.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2023
To submit an application for the Summer 2023 Education Assistant Internship, please email items below to email@example.com. Please note that incomplete application packets (including missing key information) will not be accepted. Please email these items as attachments, not as shared files.
• Cover letter
• Two professional or academic references OR letters of recommendation-from college professors or direct supervisors from an internship, volunteer organization or place of employment. Please include email address and affiliation with all references.
This internship is ONLY available in the SPRING semester during seal season. There are no animal rehabilitation internship opportunities available during the summer.
Interns will spend their time assisting our Stranding Technicians with the rehabilitation and rescue of marine mammals and sea turtles. The start date of this internship is dependent upon the arrival of the seals in our area, typically running from February through May. This physically-demanding position requires interns who are hardworking and not afraid to get their hands dirty!
All internships are unpaid. Students may apply with their college/university to receive college credit, but it is the student's responsibility to make sure all paperwork and requirements are met to receive credit. Both undergraduate and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.
APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD FOR SPRING 2023 HAS CLOSED.
Please check back next fall for instructions on how to submit an application for Spring 2024.
To be notified about future volunteer recruitment and workshop dates, you must have a volunteer application already on file. You will be contacted for training if you are a match when we are actively recruiting for new volunteers.
Applications must be filled out IN PERSON at our museum.
Stranding Volunteers are added to a call list where the stranding technicians may reach out when there is a stranding in the volunteer's area, requesting any assistance the technicians may need including: taking photos of the animal for identification, staying with the animal until the technician arrives, crowd control and assisting the technician with heavy lifting.
Education and Outreach Volunteers give short tours to guests in our Sea Life Museum, and may be scheduled to assist with education programs, special events, fairs, festivals and farmers markets.
Poolhouse Volunteers are fitted into our spring intern schedule, filling in any shifts that the interns are not scheduled for. Duties are similar to that of an on-site spring intern, assisting with cleanings of the animal pens, food preparation and assisting Technicians with animal feedings. Please note as a working rehabilitation hospital this position is hands-off with the animals and volunteers should expect no animal contact.
Before submitting a question please note:
To be notified about future volunteer recruitment and workshop dates, you MUST have a volunteer application already on file.
Applications must be filled out IN PERSON at in the Museum. There is no online application, and we do not accept applications over the phone or via email.
Applications are held on file, and applicants will only be contacted with a workshop invitation if we are recruiting for a position/location that is a match for the candidate.
To have your resume on file for our next job posting, please submit using the button below.
Applicants will only be contacted if there is a position open that matches the applicant's qualifications.