Friday, May 3, 2019

Animal Rescue Program

Please see below for the Mystic Aquarium Animal Rescue Program Fall internship opportunity.  Applications are due May 31.  

Animal Rescue Program
Mystic Aquarium responds to reports of live and dead marine mammals and sea turtles along the shores of Connecticut, Rhode Island and Fishers Island, N.Y. A rehabilitation facility is operated for pinnipeds, and occasionally cetaceans and sea turtles. Interns should be working toward a degree in marine biology, veterinary medicine or a related field. Recent graduates seeking experience in these fields are accepted. There is a minimum requirement of 40 hours per week and it is a 12 week internship. Interns must be motivated and responsible and have computer experience, organizational and communication skills, and the ability to work well with others.
Daily Duties
Work with both live and dead pinnipeds, cetaceans and sea turtles. Work may be done under extremely adverse weather conditions.
Assist in the collection of Level A data for the NOAA Fisheries Service
Assist in rescue and salvage responses
Participate in post-mortem work and necropsies
Assist in care for animals undergoing rehabilitation
Assist in weekly seal physicals
Complete a project for the animal rescue program
Recent Projects
Composting: An Eco-Friendly and Cost Efficient Mortality Disposal Method by Melissa Wands
Evaluating cortisol levels in harbor seal (Phoca vitulina) pups undergoing rehabilitation by Jackman Eschenroeder & Robyn Lee
Cross-Seasonal Nutritional Study of Harbor Seal (Phoca vitulina) Pup Formula from 2009-2012 by Melinda Kilty
Assessing Public Awareness and Interest in the Seal Rescue Clinic Display by Meghana Pendruthi

Application information can be found at http://www.mysticaquarium.org/careers/internships/
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