Apply now for: Fall 2013; Spring 2014
Time commitment: 2 to 3 Full Days Per Week (8:00am - 6:00pm)
Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to sick and injured whales, dolphins, porpoise, seals and sea turtles throughout the New England coastal region. The rescue team is also committed to advancing stranding science through post-mortem investigation into the cause of strandings and/or disease of local marine animal populations.
Responsibilities: The intern will work closely with the Necropsy Biologist and assist in necropsies of stranded marine animals in the lab and in the field. A significant amount of cleaning is required in order to maintain a clean laboratory environment. The intern will also be working with a large amount of data management and record keeping. Attention to detail is a must. Additional responsibilities included frozen tissue sample organization, skeleton cleaning and preparation. Interns may have the opportunity to assist in research projects. Interns may also have the opportunity to assist with live animal care in the sea turtle hospital and with live animal stranding response.
Qualifications: Must be able to handle the sight of blood and acrid smells. Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds. Strong organizational skills are a must. Must be proficient in a data management program (i.e. excel, access or similar). Must be able to perform significant cleaning tasks daily. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Must be at least 18 years of age, possess a valid driver’s license, and have access to a car.
Note: This position is located at our offsite Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA and is not offered for January Term.