Marine Mammal Rehabilitation and Outreach Internship: Seattle, Washington

Sealife Response, Rehabilitation and Research
Des Moines, Washington
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SR3 is a 501c3 nonprofit based outside Seattle, Washington. Our mission is to promote the health and welfare of marine wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Interns play a critical role in our mission by supporting our animal husbandry, field response, and public outreach programs. Duties and Responsibilities Marine animal stranding response, rehabilitation and necropsy: -Food preparation, animal feeding, providing animal enrichment -General cleaning duties and animal enclosure maintenance -Assist with intake exams, perform animal restraint, and administer medications and treatments -Learn to make daily medical observations including wound monitoring, body condition, behavioral health, and recognizing common medical emergencies. -Learn and adhere to standards of PPE, sanitation, and quarantine as it applies to transfer of disease and parasites -Assist lead animal care specialist and veterinary staff in emergency situations as needed -Assist with processing laboratory samples including packaging and shipping -Assist with all aspects of marine animal stranding response, including: public interaction, animal transport, data collection, and post-mortem exam and sampling -Participate in field rescues, releases, and other field responses as needed -Routine upkeep of all resources needed for response and rehabilitation -Perform data entry -Other projects as assigned Note: General husbandry and cleaning are a large portion of this internship Outreach/Public Education: -Engage with the public at community and outreach events, promoting and inspiring marine conservation -Maintain and inventory educational materials -Assist with fundraising events as needed -Contribute to social media platforms and blogs -Assist with administrative tasks as requested Leading Volunteers: -Assist Community Engagement Coordinator in coaching, supporting, and occasionally mentoring animal husbandry volunteers in the course of their duties -Communicate regularly with Community Engagement Coordinator on volunteer successes and areas for improvement -Direct animal husbandry volunteers in the completion of cleaning, feeding, and maintenance tasks
Required qualifications: -Must be at least 18 years of age -Able to lift/carry 40lbs and work in an outdoor area with moderate to strenuous physical activity -Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Google docs -Have a valid driver’s license, clean driving record and your own reliable transportation -Must be able to work independently and as part of a team -A flexible schedule to accommodate animal care and response needs -Able to follow directions and protocols effectively. Willingness to learn and participate in all aspects of work -Demonstrated strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills Preferred qualifications: -Junior or senior standing at a college or university or recent graduate with a background in marine biology, conservation, education or related field -Ability to act and communicate under pressure in emergency situations -Knowledge of the local marine environment and marine wildlife. Strong interest and enthusiasm for ocean conservation and sharing knowledge with others -Work with a positive attitude and a high level of communication and teamwork -Previous experience in public speaking and interacting with diverse audiences -Applicants should be self-starters with the ability to take responsibility for completing projects -Experience driving large trucks -Individuals who are adaptable, responsible, hardworking, willing to learn, and have attention to detail are encouraged to apply We are seeking six interns for each of our two cohorts. The first cohort will be from June 12th- August 12th and the second from August 1st- November 1st. There maybe some flexibility with start and end dates to accommodate school schedules. Applications will remain open until March 31st. There is limited financial support that students can apply for. Full details and how to apply at:
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Sydney Stone
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