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Monterey Bay Aquarium

Sea Otter Research and Conservation – Animal Care Intern Summer-Fall 2017

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist SORAC staff with the care and release of live-stranded sea otters.

Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters, maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures- and computer data entry.  Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otters in research projects.  Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.

Required

  • Previous animal handling experience (must include experience with mammals)
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university.
  • Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship
  • Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying
  • Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff
  •  3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • 6-month commitment of 24 hours each week
  • Proof of current tetanus vaccination
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Project task assignments may include weekends and holidays as assigned

Desired Skills

  • Strong Interest in and awareness of animal husbandry and marine science / ecology
  • Willingness to get wet and dirty
  • Attention to detail
  • Able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Research, writing, academic literature and organizational skills
  • Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT
  • Proficiency with SharePoint a plus

    All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).

    College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.

 

 

 
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Experience Required

The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist SORAC staff with the care and release of live-stranded sea otters. Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters, maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures- and computer data entry. Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otters in research projects. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills. Required •Previous animal handling experience (must include experience with mammals) •At least 18 years of age •Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. •Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship •Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying •Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA •6-month commitment of 24 hours each week •Proof of current tetanus vaccination •Valid driver’s license •Project task assignments may include weekends and holidays as assigned Desired Skills •Strong Interest in and awareness of animal husbandry and marine science / ecology •Willingness to get wet and dirty •Attention to detail •Able to lift up to 50 pounds. •Ability to multi-task •Research, writing, academic literature and organizational skills •Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues •Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT •Proficiency with SharePoint a plus All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution). College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division. The Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist SORAC staff with the care and release of live-stranded sea otters. Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, daily care and feeding of ill, injured and orphaned sea otters, maintenance and cleaning of animal tanks and enclosures- and computer data entry. Interns may also assist with rescues of live-stranded otters, tracking of released otters, administration of medication to sick otters, and managing otters in research projects. Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills. Required •Previous animal handling experience (must include experience with mammals) •At least 18 years of age •Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university. •Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship •Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience related to position applying •Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff • 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA •6-month commitment of 24 hours each week •Proof of current tetanus vaccination •Valid driver’s license •Project task assignments may include weekends and holidays as assigned Desired Skills •Strong Interest in and awareness of animal husbandry and marine science / ecology •Willingness to get wet and dirty •Attention to detail •Able to lift up to 50 pounds. •Ability to multi-task •Research, writing, academic literature and organizational skills •Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues •Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PPT •Proficiency with SharePoint a plus All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution). College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.

How to Apply

Application materials available via the internship link of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Aquarium website. Applications close April 1, 2017.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-648-4880
Fax: www.monteraybayaquarium.o

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