|Company:||California Wildlife Center|
|Position:||Intern - Marine Mammal Response and Rehabilitation|
California Wildlife Center in Malibu California is currently accepting applications for Marine Mammal Response and Rehabilitation Internships.
Three positions are available during the Summer Session, beginning May 14. During this session applicants are required to commit to a minimum of four days per week, 32 hours per week for eight weeks. There is flexibility in start and end dates.
Intern responsibilities include: assisting Marine Mammal Response Team staff and volunteers in the assessment, rescue and transportation of sick and injured marine mammals; assisting Marine Mammal Rehabilitation Team staff and volunteers in the care, rehabilitation and release of Northern Elephant Seal pups during the stranding season.
The internship is open to all applicants at least 18 years of age or older. Undergraduate students and non-students alike are encouraged to apply. If the intern intends to receive academic credit, the intern will be responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institutions. Due to the unpredictable nature of marine mammal stranding response, interns may sometimes be required to work beyond their normal scheduled hours. Interns must be able and willing to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Interns will be required to have good physical strength and the ability to lift/carry 50 lbs. Interns need to have the ability to multitask and work in a fast paced environment. Animal care and/or marine mammal experience is a plus but not required. Applicant must demonstrate proof of negative TB test within the past year and a current tetanus vaccination.
Housing and transportation are the responsibility of the intern. Must have own transportation and current drivers license. Very limited on-site housing is available at no cost (i.e., up to 2 individuals at a time). All individuals selected for on-site housing, regardless of Session, will be required to complete 40 hours/week.
To apply please submit:
-Letter of Intent stating desired Session and if housing accommodations are requested (very limited availability)
-Two letters of reference
-Proof of tetanus vaccination
Deadline for Summer Session - March 28
Please submit all items via regular mail or email (preferred) to:
California Wildlife Center
P.O. Box 2022
Malibu, CA 90265