Marine Mammal and Sea Turtle Rescue Clinical Intern

Apply now for: Fall 2019

Time commitment: THREE Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)

Marine Animal Rescue responds to calls to provide medical treatment for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles. Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to stranded, injured and diseased marine animals throughout the New England coastal region. Interns provide support for Rescue staff in all aspects of the program.


  • Maintaining equipment, facilities and supplies
  • Working in collaboration with volunteers
  • Daily animal diet preparations, including food, nutritional supplements and drugs
  • Daily cleaning of work areas and tanks
  • Daily feeding and care of animals in rehabilitation program
  • Administering medications, wound management
  • Maintaining animal clinical and husbandry records


  • Previous animal handling experience
  • Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds
  • Must be able to perform significant cleaning tasks daily
  • Must be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have access to a car
  • Must be able to learn quickly and perform varied tasks in a fast-paced work environment

Note: This internship is extremely competitive; pay close attention in addressing all of the position requirements and qualifications in your cover letter. This position is not available for January term.

Required Events:

  • Orientation (takes place prior to first training or shift with department)
  • Meet and Greet
  • Two Professional Development Lunches
  • Intern Celebration
  • Exit Interview


This position is not located in Boston and is at our Animal Care Center located along the Fore River in Quincy. Transportation to this facility is easiest by car but one can also reach the facility by public transportation. Public transportation requires taking the Redline to Quincy Center, transferring to bus, and walking about 5 minutes.

To Apply: 

Fall 2019: To apply click here.



Visit: Frequently Asked Questions

E-mail: intern@neaq.org

Applications should be submitted by*:

Spring: December 15th

Summer: January 31st


May 1st for the: Marine Mammal, Penguin Colony, Marine Mammal, and Sea Turtle Rescue, and Human Resources internships.

June 1st for all others

Winter: October 16th

*Priority given to candidates applying by this date. Full application details available here.


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