The IMMS Marine Mammal Experience Internship Program, located in Gulfport,
MS, is designed as a way for students interested in a career in science
education to gain valuable hands-on experience in a real-world informal
Interns will further their knowledge by working in other IMMS departments,
including Research, Animal Care & Training, and Veterinary/Stranding. Our
goal is to give Interns a well-rounded experience in a variety of areas
while providing expert training and practical involvement in marine science
education. This is an unpaid position and all interns are responsible for
their own housing and transportation. Positions are limited and IMMS
reserves the right to end an internship at any time.
*Principle Duties and Requirements*
- Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks, 40 hours a week. The
internship can be extended depending on work performance.
- Be available to work weekdays, weekends, and holidays.
- Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to detail,
and ability to admit mistakes.
- Produce high quality efforts and exhibit strong interpersonal skills
and maintain a professional appearance and demeanor.
- Have excellent presentation and public speaking skills with the
ability to effectively communicate in English.
- *Principle Duties include*: Conducting educational presentations,
answering guest questions about the habitat and the animals, make
reservation for programming over the phone, Utilize online booking software
and Microsoft Outlook to track reservations and schedule programs,
photograph program participants and develop pictures for purchase, work in
the museum area to receive/check-in guest and payments for programming,
organize and conduct Birthday Party program, work with other departments
and staff in scheduling programs.
- *Secondary Duties involve*: Assisting with animal care staff,
attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and sea
turtle strandings, assisting with educational tours, and assisting research
- Interns must be able to spend many hours standing, walking, and
working for prolonged periods of time in sometimes extreme seasonal
conditions. Seasonal temperatures range from over 100 °F in summer to 30 °F
Applicants must be 18 or older. Applicants should be actively pursuing a
college degree or be a recent graduate. Previous experience in any capacity
is a plus. Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all duties
outlined for this Internship Program. This is an unpaid position and
Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. Once
accepted, IMMS staff will be able to assist Interns in suggesting suitable
housing options and locations.
*Deadline to Apply for the Fall is November 1, 2016*
*Please visit **http://imms.org/internship.php*
<http://imms.org/internship.php>* for application and full details*
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