Location of Position: Morro Bay, California
Reports to: Operations Manager, San Luis Obispo
Position Classification: Paid Internship
The Field Operations and Response team at The Marine Mammal Center is seeking student applicants from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo for their Marine Mammal Stranding Response Internship in partnership with the university. Interns will be working primarily with stranded pinnipeds, as well as occasional cetaceans and sea otters. The internship is an exciting opportunity for undergraduate students who are interested in increasing their experience and knowledge of marine mammals and the Marine Mammal Stranding Network.
Qualifications and Experience
Interns will be paid a stipend of $3,500 through Cal Poly to work for 3 months (June-August 2021), at least 20 hours per week. Work schedule must be flexible and may include weekends and holidays.
Applications are now open for Summer 2021 (June to August), due by Friday May 14, 2021.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY
The Marine Mammal Center actively engages individuals from all backgrounds. We are committed to embracing diversity within our organization because we firmly believe that diverse employee teams help us to achieve our best organizational outcomes and provide the most effective support to the communities we serve. We are deeply dedicated to creating and maintaining an inclusive, equitable and supportive work environment. We strongly encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply. The Marine Mammal Center believes in growth and supporting our employees as best we can so they can become their best selves in and outside of work. We believe that a healthy work environment means building an inclusive culture where people can thrive together and feel supported and empowered. We believe in stretch versus constraint.
The Marine Mammal Center advances global conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education.
ABOUT THE MARINE MAMMAL CENTER
The Marine Mammal Center is leading the field in ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue, veterinary medicine, science, and education.
For more information, please visit our “About Us” page at www.marinemammalcenter.org
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume and provide a brief description about how your experience aligns with the role.
Note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered. In your cover letter, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (For example – she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs, etc.).
We strongly encourage people of color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and non-binary people, veterans, parents, and individuals with disabilities to apply. The Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes everyone to our team. If you need reasonable accommodation at any point in the application or interview process, please let us know.
Research has shown that women and people from marginalized communities apply to roles when they meet 100% of the job requirements, versus men applicants who apply if they meet an average of 60% of the requirements. If you think that your skills are transferable and can add value to this role, please apply so we can determine whether it’s a good fit.