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Community Engagement Intern

Seal Rescue Ireland
Nationwide
Full-time
Internship

The intern will oversee and develop the fundraising program, plan/attend events, and promote ocean conservation and sustainability while representing SRI. Community Engagement Internship- Seal Rescue Ireland Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a registered charity organisation that operates a busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co. Wexford, Ireland. As the only facility that rehabilitates seals within the Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports are for young grey and common seal pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline. In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes. SRI is currently accepting applications for their dual focus Community Engagement Internship, which will develop a broad set of skills with focuses on education and fundraising. With rolling start dates year around, this high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 12 weeks, but longer time commitments are encouraged. This role is unpaid, however housing and living expenses are provided. After completion of initial training, interns who excel may be invited to stay longer and offered higher levels of responsibility with the potential for compensation through performance based commission. Reports to: Operations Manager Job Summary: This unique position will provide the intern with work experience in many different aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with primary focus on fundraising and planning outreach events. The intern will be expected to oversee and develop the fundraising program, plan/attend events, source other types of funding, and promote ocean conservation and sustainability while representing SRI. The role will seek to have two events per week planned offsite (seal releases, beach cleans, information tables at shopping centers, markets, festivals, etc.) to raise awareness and donations, and will spend three days per week working on site, assisting with educational tours and administration duties. The applicant will also get the opportunity to be trained on and be involved with assisting in the husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals if desired. Requirements: Applicants are desired to have previous experience in fundraising and/or worked in nonprofits, and a degree or (pursuit of degree) in business management, event planning, marketing, public relations, fundraising, or similar field are preferred. Applicants must be organized, personable, show initiative and have ability to independently plan events. Background knowledge of marine mammals and ocean ecology is preferred. Having good people skills, being comfortable around children and the ability to speak to a crowd is a must. Looking for a highly motivated individual who will take our stranding response and education program to the next level. Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, available to work nights, weekends and holidays and able to drive in Ireland (current driver’s license and clean driving record). Having your own vehicle is preferred, however applicants over 25 years of age may be able to drive SRI vehicles. Duties Include: This is an unpaid position. Intern housing is provided (including food). Interns are responsible for their own travel expenses. Please visit our website at (http://www.sealrescueireland.org/internships/) to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume, cover letter, and three reference letters to: intern@sealrescueireland.org Attention: Community Engagement Internship Registered Charity: RCN 20108519 Learn more about us and our other volunteer/internship opportunities! Website: www.sealrescueireland.org Facebook Instagram Twitter

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Education Coordinator Internship

Seal Rescue Ireland
Nationwide
Full-time
Internship

Plan/attend community outreach events, school visits, SRI birthday parties, and conferences and promote awareness of SRI’s mission of marine conservation. Education Coordinator Internship - Seal Rescue Ireland Seal Rescue Ireland (SRI) is a charity organisation which operates a busy marine animal rescue and rehabilitation centre located in Courtown, Co. Wexford. As the only facility that fully rehabilitates seals within the Republic of Ireland, SRI responds to strandings nationwide. Most reports are for young grey seal (Halichoerus grypus) and common seal (Phoca vitulina) pups found sick, injured or orphaned across the Irish coastline. In addition, SRI pursues understanding and public engagement of ocean conservation and sustainability through education, community outreach and research programmes. SRI is currently accepting applications for their Education Coordinator Intern position. With openings starting immediately, this high paced, full-time position is for a minimum of 6 months, but longer time commitments are encouraged. After completion of initial training, interns who excel may be invited to stay longer and offered higher levels of responsibility. This is an unpaid position however qualified candidates will receive compensation through living expenses (food and accommodation in staff housing). Reports to: Operations Manager Job Summary: The Education Coordinator will be in charge of everything related to the various education programs which cater to children as young as 2 years old all the way up to presentations geared towards adults. The coordinator will need to be able to plan, develop and execute educational programs, crafts, games, materials and activities which are tailored to each group’s specific needs, interests and curriculum. They will plan/attend community outreach events, school visits, SRI birthday parties, fundraisers, and conferences and promote awareness of SRI’s mission of marine conservation. They will also be responsible for training interns and volunteers on giving daily educational tours of the Centre as well as providing customer care at the gift shop. There may be some involvement in assisting in the husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals if interested. Requirements: Applicants must have a background and dedicated interest in areas of study such as Zoology, Marine Biology, Environmental Science, Conservation, Education, Oceanography, Child Development or related field. Background knowledge of marine mammals is preferred but not required. Applicants must be organized, personable, self-motivated, resourceful and have experience facilitating events and lessons for large groups. They will be expected to manage staff and volunteers appropriately. Great networking and public speaking skills are a must. Interns will be expected to maintain a high level of professionalism and diplomacy whenever they are representing Seal Rescue Ireland. We are looking for a candidate that works well as a team and is comfortable around individuals of all ages, ability levels, and backgrounds. We are looking for a highly motivated individual who will help take the education program to the next level. Finally, applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Clean driving record and ability to drive in the Republic of Ireland is desired. Duties Include: • Schedule, coordinate and develop all educational programs • Create educational plans and materials • Plan and attend community outreach events to represent SRI • Plan and assist with fundraisers and events • Lead groups of children and adults in educational activities • Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals (if interested) • Provide assistance to the rehabilitation staff as needed • Give educational tours of the facility to visitors, school groups • Train interns and volunteers on giving educational tours of the facility and working the gift shop • Performs other duties relating to the Centre’s goals and mission statement as required. This is an unpaid position, however accommodation in staff housing (includes food) is provided for this role. Interns are responsible for their own travel expenses. Please visit our website at (http://www.sealrescueireland.org/internships/) to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume and cover letter to: intern@sealrescueireland.org Attention: Education Coordinator Internship Check us out on facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/sealrescueireland/ Registered Charity: RCN 20108519

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