2020 Summer Internship Opportunities
HOW TO APPLY: Please send a letter of interest, resume and contact information for two references to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:59 am February 3rd, 2020. Applications must include which internship you are applying for (please pick either advanced, or core), and the start and end dates you can commit to. We look forward to your application for this exciting experience!
MMoME is a non-profit organization federally authorized to respond to live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles between Kittery and Rockland, Maine, covering some of the busiest seal stranding activity on the East Coast. MMoME also operates a unique triage and rehabilitation center which provides critical care to sick and injured pinnipeds. Additionally, our mission heavily encompasses research, education and outreach.
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 (town of Brunswick area), 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 late nights. 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.
Marine Mammals of Maine (MMoME) is currently accepting applications for two different internships for the 2020 harbor seal pup season: the Core Internship and the Advanced Internship.
MMoME is now seeking 4 motivated, flexible and independent interns for the Core Internship.
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 11th to August 15th, or October 15th. All interns must be able to start on May 11th.
Must be able to lift at least 50 pounds.
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 two Advanced Interns to start May 4th through September 30th (end date can be flexible, but start date cannot be flexible).
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 physically handling marine mammals or other wildlife.