Summer Internships

Two internship time periods: 8 positions available for mid March – mid August and 2 positions for early May – mid August.

Interns will learn about medical care of sea turtles and Kemp’s ridley nest conservation. Interns will work in our hospital facility with the general public and be required to give short educational presentations and help care for resident sea turtles. Tasks at the hospital include public education, medical treatment, triaging, calculating dosages, assisting in gift shop and tagging sea turtles. In addition to working at the hospital facility, interns will also conduct ATV beach patrols for nesting sea turtles along a 32 mile stretch and remote 7 mile stretch of open beach. Interns also work in nest hatchery and assist with hatchling releases.

Requirements: Applicants must be studying in or a graduate of biological science at a university or college. Undergraduate applicants must be of Junior standing or higher. U.S. citizenship or paperwork to work in the U.S. is required. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and hold a valid driver's license. Passport recommended but not required. Interns must be comfortable working in adverse weather conditions including high winds, direct sunlight, high heat and humidity.

Housing provided on South Padre Island with $35 per work day stipend. Food and transportation not provided. Personal vehicle is not required on the island.

How To Apply: Email RESUME & LETTER OF INTEREST to You may also mail applications to: Sea Turtle, Inc. PO Box 3987 South Padre Island, TX 78597.

Please contact Jeff with any questions regarding the internship program via email or call Tuesday-Friday 10am-4pm at (956)761-4511.

Applications for the 2016 season internships are due by December 31, 2015

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