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Conservation Education Internship

Conservation Education Internship

The Conservation Education Intern is a member of the Guest Experience team within the Education Department and supports adult education volunteers at The Marine Mammal Center as a daily shift leader as well as providing programs for the visiting public. Interns welcome and orient visitors to our hospital, answer questions and interpret rehabilitation procedures, share reasons for animals needing rescue and inspire them to become ocean stewards and supporters of The Marine Mammal Center. Interns may lead tours of the public exhibit areas, behind the scenes experiences, and engage visitors and volunteers in conversations about our conservation work. The position collaborates with fellow interns and is supported and supervised by Guest Experience Team Coordinator with direct collaboration and support from the Public Programs Coordinator. Intern in a comfortable, friendly environment; share your passion for wildlife and conservation; boost your resume; meet like-minded people and feel great knowing that you’re supporting a good cause.

The Conservation Education Internship is available at our Main Hospital in Sausalito. Reduced-cost housing options may be available for this role. The position is unpaid and reports to the Guest Experience Coordinator.

Intern Responsibilities

  • Engage visitors regarding the work of The Marine Mammal Center and marine mammals
  • Answer visitor questions and direct them to all of the public areas of the hospital
  • Lead tours of the public areas of the hospital to visiting groups
  • Inspire visitors to support The Marine Mammal Center and marine mammals and become ocean stewards
  • Assist in the management and support of education volunteers onsite
  • Interpret animal behaviors and animal care procedures to visitors
  • Serve as the contact and point person for volunteers when questions arise

Intern Qualifications

  • Background and/or experience in environmental education, natural sciences, and public speaking 
  • Ability to stand or walk for up to 4 hours without a break
  • Ability to lift and move up to 30 pounds
  • Ability to complete tasks in a productive, proactive manner with minimal day-to-day supervision
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and pass a background check

Intern Schedule

Ideal candidates serve 3 days a week for approximately 24 hours for 3 to 6 months. We offer flexible end dates and extensions for excellent candidates. Time off must be arranged in advance.

To Apply

Interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply by following the link below. Applicants will be required to submit the application, cover letter and resume.

Applications for 2019 are currently closed.  Please visit our website in late 2019 to see the internship opportunities and application deadlines for 2020.  Please email with questions.

Internship Application Dates

 Internship Term  Application Deadline Mandatory Training Dates
Winter (January - April 2019) January 10, 2019 Friday, January 25 and Saturday, January 26, 2019
Spring (April - July 2019) March 1, 2019 Wednesday, April 17 and Thursday, April 18
Summer (June - August/September 2019) April 1, 2019 Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2
Fall (October - December 2019) Closed Closed
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