Marine Mammal

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center (NMMC) in Crescent City is seeking applicants for three spring internships.

The Northcoast Marine Mammal Center (NMMC) in Crescent City is seeking applicants for three spring internships in marine mammal stranding response and rehabilitation.  

Internships are a minimum of 12 weeks, with longer commitments encouraged. Applicants will be living and working in Crescent City. The spring term, Harbor Seal Pupping Season, is the busiest and most “hands-on” term at NMMC.  

Applications are due on Feb. 7, and the internship begins on March 2.

Interns will participate in the following: marine mammal rescue and health assessment, food preparation, feeding patients, wound care, medication administration, blood draw, subcutaneous fluid administration, observing surgeries and necropsies, cleaning pens, pools, kennels and hospital facility, fundraising events and special projects.

Qualifications include the following:  

• must be physically fit with the ability to lift 50 pounds and walk long distances on the beach in adverse conditions such as hot and cold temperatures, humidity, rain, and wind

• must be willing to work 5 days a week including evenings, weekends, and holidays

• must be self-motivated, articulate, reliable and responsible

• must work well independently as well as with a team

• must possess a valid driver’s license

• must have experience with Microsoft Office, Word and Excel

Interns are responsible for making all arrangements with their educational institution for university credit.

This is an unpaid position with no housing provided, however, they do offer a $1,000 housing stipend (3 payments of $333) for two of their spring internships on a first-come, first-served basis. All interns are responsible for obtaining housing and transportation. A vehicle is preferred as public transportation is limited and will not allow for participation in rescues which frequently happen on short notice.

To apply, submit the following via email to

• a cover letter that includes preferred term length (3-month minimum with longer time commitments encouraged)

• a current curriculum vitae/resume

• three references familiar with the applicant’s academic/professional performance

Incomplete submissions will not be considered. No phone calls or faxes.


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