Marine Mammal & Sea Turtle Rescue Intern
Apply now for: Spring 2019, Summer 2019, Fall 2019
Time commitment: THREE Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm; can extend based on volume of patients).
Winter: 125 Hours total
Spring: 12-16 Weeks
Fall: 12-16 Weeks
Summer 12-16 Weeks
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.
- A significant amount of cleaning is required in order to maintain the hospital environment
- Follow standard quarantine protocols
- Food preparation and feeding of animals
- Restraining animals for treatments and injections
- Monitoring behavior and health of animals
- Maintaining records including water quality, daily food intake, swim charts and treatment sheets
- Interns may have the opportunity to assist with necropsies and help with animals in the field
- 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
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.
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.
Spring 2019: Please apply here.
Summer 2019: Please apply here.
Fall 2019: Please apply here.
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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.