2019 Summer Internship Opportunities
Applications for the 2019 Summer Internship are closed. We will begin accepting applications for the 2020 Summer Internship in January 2020.
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is a non-profit organization federally authorized to respond to live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles between Kittery and Rockland, Maine. MMoME covers some of the busiest seal stranding coastline, averaging 300 live and dead animals annually. MMoME also operates a triage and rehabilitation center which provides critical care to sick and injured pinnipeds. Additionally, our mission heavily encompasses research, education and outreach, and is dedicated to promoting environmental conservation.
MMoME is offering 2 different internships for the 2019 summer harbor seal pup season: Core Internship and Advanced Internship.
MMoME is seeking 6 motivated, flexible and independent interns for the months of May through August, or May through October. Interns are critical in fulfilling our mission and are given the unique opportunity to participate in a variety of activities. The internship is based out of Midcoast Maine (Harpswell), though travel throughout our response region and the Northeast will be necessary. Interns will be required to dedicate a minimum of 40-50 hours per week to the internship (minimum of 4 days/week), and will include holidays, weekends and night feeds. This internship is unpaid, though seasonal job opportunities are available in the area. Housing is not provided but staff may be able to assist with sourcing options.
Core Internship Tasks and Responsibilities
Core Internship Requirements
The internship is open to undergraduate students who are currently enrolled in, or recently graduated (within 2 years) from an accredited college or university (this internship is not yet designed for those pursuing DVM degrees).
The ideal candidate is working towards a career in marine mammal science, veterinary technology, pre-veterinary, marine biology, environmental education, or other related fields.
Must commit to at least three months, and be available from May 15– August 15, or October 15. MUST be able to start no later than May 21st, 2018. Preference given to individuals who can commit to the later end date.
Must have a valid driver’s license, a reliable vehicle, and comfortable driving a full size truck in urban and rural areas.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and be adaptable to a changing and unpredictable schedule.
Individuals that are passionate, responsible, hardworking, eager to learn, flexible, able to work under little supervision, and detail oriented are encouraged to apply.
Preference given to individuals with a demonstrated interest in marine mammals, and are specifically interested in marine mammal response, rescue, and care. Previous marine mammal experience or animal husbandry a plus.
MMoME is seeking Advanced Response and Care interns to start May 1st through September 30th (end date can be flexible). Advanced interns will also work 40-50 hours/week (4 days/week) including holidays, weekends, and night feeds. This internship is unpaid though seasonal jobs are available in the area, and housing is not provided but MMoME may be able to assist with sourcing options. The Advanced interns will carry out the same duties outlined for Core interns, and additionally will assist staff in the ways listed below.
Advanced Internship Tasks and Responsibilities
Advanced and Core Interns will work together carrying out the same duties outlined above for Core Internship, and additionally assist staff with:
Advanced Internship Requirements
Requirements listed above for Core Internship apply for Advanced Interns, in addition to the following requirements:
Must be either a 4th year (or more) undergraduate student, a recent graduate within the last 4 years, or actively enrolled in a graduate program.
Must have prior experience working directly with marine mammals, or experience working in a clinical setting with other wildlife.
Must have demonstrated experience handling marine mammals or other large wildlife.