Marine Mammal Trainer Internship
The selected candidate is responsible for providing support to the marine mammal training staff. This internship's primary purpose is to learn about marine mammal care, conservation, research, and training. There is limited hands-on animal contact during the internship.
- Prepares daily animal diets as instructed.
- Responsible for the cleanliness and safety of all animal backup areas.
- Observes and may assist in training, husbandry, and medical sessions.
- Participates in pre-session preparations.
- At the completion of the program, the intern will submit a 3–5-page paper regarding either 1) an ongoing project with which the intern has assisted in the Marine Mammal Department, or 2) a new topic or area of interest to the intern in relation to the marine mammal field.
- Other duties as assigned.
- College junior or senior majoring in life science, psychology, or related field preferred.
- Must have a basic understanding of marine mammal natural history.
- Must have good swimming skills and be able to lift 50 pounds.
- Must work well as a team member.
- Summer and winter terms require 40 hours per week of work for three weeks. Spring and fall terms require eight hours per day, one day per week of work.
- Must complete a minimum of 120 hours of work within the selected term, eight hours per day, one day per week.
- November 1 for spring term
- March 1 for summer term
- May 1 for fall term
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