Summer Marine Animal Response Internship – Oahu, Hawaii

Agency
Hawaii Marine Animal Response
Location
Oahu, Hawaii
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Unpaid
Last Date to Apply
03/31/2021
Website
http://h-mar.org/
Description
*Internships Available!* Join our team on the beautiful island of Oahu in the state of Hawaii! Internships are available year-round, with a commitment of 3 months with 20-hour to 40-hour a week options. Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) is the largest Hawaii-based nonprofit marine species conservation and animal response organization. Our mission is to undertake substantial actions that result in the preservation, recovery, and stewardship of Hawaii’s protected marine species and the ocean ecosystem we share. We work with Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, seabirds and cetaceans. Interns with HMAR have the opportunity to get involved in all of our exciting programs! Our unique organization offers unparalleled opportunities to get involved in the conservation of Hawaii’s protected marine species. Some responsibilities for each program are outlined below. Field Support and Outreach: • Respond to animal sightings in the field • Provide general animal assessment, document behaviors, ID and report on potential health concerns • Assist with animal rescue, interventions and stranding response • Provide outreach and education to the public in the field Marine Debris • Participate in SCUBA and/or snorkel dives to remove fishing debris impacting animals • Maintain and service recreational fishing debris collection bins • Provide outreach and education to the public in the field Education and Engagement • Conduct physical and virtual presentations at schools and public events • Create educational lesson plans, activities and videos • Conduct presentations with members of the business community For full details of our programs please see our website: http://h-mar.org/ Learn more and apply today at: http://h-mar.org/jointheteam/
Qualifications
Interns must be 18 years of age, be U.S. citizens or hold applicable visas, and be fluent in the English language. Interns are required to provide their own housing and transportation. A vehicle is REQUIRED for all positions. 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. Interns are responsible for acquiring their own needs equipment such as binoculars, hiking shoes, vehicle, fuel, camera, and other materials outlined in our application. 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. Internships can be applied for college credit, it is the student's responsibility to coordinate any requirements for credit. You will need to submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and provide three references as part of your application process. Summer Application Deadline: March 31st, 2021 Fall Application Deadline: July 31st, 2021
Contact Person
Marisa Goin
Contact eMail
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