17 de enero de 2005


The Marine Animal Lifeline in Portland, Maine, seeks applicants for a summer internship working with stranded harbor seal pups. The internship will begin on May 22nd and end August 14th (exact start and end dates can be flexible to fit student curriculum). This is a full time internship position with some flexibility of the start and end date of the internship. This is an unpaid position and interns are responsible for all travel and housing expenses.
Job Summary/Program Description:
This internship is designed to provide a dynamic educational experience in the marine mammal field while offering valuable career
experience. The interns will have a leadership role in the rehabilitation team and interns will be responsible for a number of
support tasks with rehabilitating stranded seals throughout the course of the internship. The positions will involve working under the Animal Care Technicians in providing medical care, feeding, cleaning, and completing medical records in the rehabilitation program. The intern will be integrated into the department with assigned duties allowing them to progressively take on more responsibility. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist in marine mammal rescues as they arise. In addition, they will provide support to the animal care staff in animal physicals, and assist in a number of other marine mammal care procedures.
Intern Responsibilities & Qualifications:
The internship is open for all to apply. Undergraduate students as well as non-students can utilize the internship. If the intern intends to receive academic credit, the interns will be responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institutions. The internship is 5 days a week, 40 hours per week. Interns will fill a morning position (6:30AM - 2:30PM) or an afternoon position (12:30PM - 8:30PM) depending on scheduling. Interns will be required to have fair physical strength and be in good health. Successful applicants will have leadership skills, or posses the ability to learn proper leadership skills quickly. 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.
Duties Include:
* Daily animal diet preparations, routine cleaning of work areas.
* Assisting with veterinary examinations and treatments.
* Assisting with rescues and releases of injured or abandoned marine animals.
* Assisting with the taking and processing of X-rays.
* Assisting with blood handling and collection.
* Assisting with necropsies.
* Updating medical and laboratory records and logs.
* Maintaining veterinary and rehab supplies and equipment.
* Assisting in the feeding, cleaning and daily operations of the rehab area.
* Other duties relating to the Center's goals and mission as required.
Application Process:
Interested individuals must send the following:
- Letter of intent including reasons for wanting to do the internship.
- Resume
- 3 references
Submit the above items through one of the following 3 ways:
1. Email: (via pdf file or MSWord)
2. Regular mail:
Marine Animal Lifeline
c/o Lynda Doughty
P.O. Box 621
Portland, ME 04104
3. Fax: 207-541-1936
The application submission deadline is April 1st 2004 and selection of applicants will be complete by April 7th.
If you have any further questions, contact Lynda Doughty at (207) 773-7377, or email at
If you would like to learn more about the Marine Animal Lifeline, visit our website at

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