4 de junio de 2005


The Turtle Hospital is accepting applications for the fall term Internship/Volunteer Program beginning August, 2005. The program is open to students and non-students over the age of 18 and will involve all aspects of The Turtle Hospital. Duties will be caring for sick and injured sea turtles, involvement in the Guided Education Experience program including shadowing the program and providing gift shop assistance, attending public outreach events, assisting with surgeries, cleaning of rehabilitation tanks, working on educational displays, working with open and closed water systems, assisting with rescues and releases.
Please note: you may or may not be involved with all the above listed duties; participation depends on the needs of the hospital during the time of your stay.

Work Requirements:
*All applications must be received by June 30, 2005
*Must be able to stay for a minimum of 3 to 6 months
*Job will be physical - involves lifting heavy objects such as turtles and cases of frozen food, cleaning tanks, getting wet, the summer will be hot!!! Must be able to tolerate working in heat.
*Must work at least 5 days a week

*Housing will be provided - you may be housed with one other person
*This is not a paid position
*Transportation will not be provided - if flying you must find own way to and from airport and local transportation during stay - having a car is highly recommended if you want to visit other areas of the Keys during your stay

Any University accreditation must be coordinated by the student through his/her school. The Turtle Hospital will provide validation of participation upon completion.

Please provide in application:
*Resume with current contact information - make sure to have a current email address you can be reached at
*Any activity or involvement with other environmental, conservation, or animal related organizations
*Amount of time you would be able to stay, along with the dates
*Letter of reference (must be from non-relative)
*Proof of Health Insurance
*On separate sheet of paper please provide an answer to the following question:
Why do you want to participate in this internship/volunteer program at The Turtle Hospital and what do you expect to gain from it?

Please send completed information to Internship/Volunteer Program, The Turtle Hospital, 2396 Overseas Hwy., Marathon, FL 33050 or email to with internship/volunteer program on the subject line.

Note: Applicants will be notified via email as to status of application

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