The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
WHAT MOTIVATES OUR WORK
The ocean is in trouble. From the depletion of fish stocks to increasing ocean temperatures, human activity threatens marine ecosystems that are vital to the health of our ocean and all life on earth. As a critical first responder to these threats, The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education. Marine mammals are ecosystem indicators, and these animals provide insights into human and ocean health threats. Together, we are taking action today to support a network of scientists and stewards to protect our shared ocean environment for future generations.
To advance our mission, we focus our work in three key program areas:
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION
The Marine Mammal Center was founded in 1975 by three local citizens: Lloyd Smalley, Pat Arrigoni and Paul Maxwell. Since then, and thanks to their vision, the Center is now a global leader in marine mammal health, science and conservation and is the largest marine mammal hospital in the world. The Center operates physical locations in Sausalito, Morro Bay and Moss Landing, CA, as well as in Kona, Hawai‘i, and has an annual operating budget of $11.5M. A team of 80 staff and 1,200 actively engaged volunteers make the Center’s impact possible and keep the Center operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
CONSERVATION EDUCATION INTERN OVERVIEW
The Conservation Education Intern is a member of the Guest Experience team within the Education Department and supports adult education volunteers at The Marine Mammal Center as a daily shift leader as well as providing programs for the visiting public. Interns welcome and orient visitors to our hospital, answer questions and interpret rehabilitation procedures, share reasons for animals needing rescue and inspire them to become ocean stewards and supporters of The Marine Mammal Center. Interns may lead tours of the public exhibit areas, behind the scenes experiences, and engage visitors and volunteers in conversations about our conservation work. The position collaborates with fellow interns and is supported and supervised by Guest Experience Team Coordinator with direct collaboration and support from the Public Programs Coordinator. Intern in a comfortable, friendly environment; share your passion for wildlife and conservation; boost your resume; meet like-minded people and feel great knowing that you’re supporting a good cause.
The Convervation Education Internship is available at our Main Hospital in Sausalito. Reduced-cost housing options may be available for this role. The position is unpaid and reports to the Guest Experience Coordinator.
Internships are 3 to 6 months long with flexible end dates and extensions available for excellent candidates. The ideal candidate offers 3 days a week for approximately 24 hours a week. Time off must be arranged in advance.
Mandatory trainings (1 pair per season) occur on the following dates:
Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 2020 (Winter)
Thursday, April, 16 and Friday, April, 17, 2020 (Spring)
Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2020 (Summer)
Monday, September 21 and Tuesday, September 22, 2020 (Fall)
We are no longer accepting for Winter 2020. Applications are open for Spring, Summer or Fall 2020.
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Please contact Diane Hardy, Education Volunteer Coordinator at 415-754-4032or firstname.lastname@example.org to express interest or learn more about this opportunity.