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Seal Rescue Ireland Internships

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Seal Rescue Ireland is accepting applications for our exciting internship positions!

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 seal 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 internship programmes for the end of 2021 and into the new year! With rolling start dates year around, these high paced, full-time positions are for a minimum of 12 weeks, 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 with the potential for compensation through living expenses.

Due to Covid-19, Seal Rescue Ireland is only considering applications from the Republic of Ireland and the UK until further notice. All offers of internship positions with Seal Rescue Ireland may be subject to change depending on government regulations and advice, as well as SRI’s decisions on what is best for the health and well-being of our team. We thank everyone for their flexibility and understanding during this crisis.

Seal Rescue Ireland offers 4 different internship opportunities:

Animal Care and Conservation Internship - provides a well rounded experience, with the interns time divided between caring for seals in rehabilitation and giving educational tours to visitors of our centre.

Marketing and Media Internship -  provides the intern with experience in producing quality media content to help Seal Rescue Ireland promote our mission, ocean conservation, and our fundraising efforts.

Education Internship - provides the intern with experience in developing and presenting educational programs and activities for groups of all ages that focus on ocean conservation and sustainability.

Community Engagement Internship - provides the intern with experience in community outreach to raise awareness of SRI and ocean conservation, event planning, and fundraising to support our centre.

These are unpaid positions. Intern housing is available for 90 Euro/week (including food) on a first come first served basis. Interns are responsible for their own travel expenses.

Please visit our website at - , for full descriptions of our internships and to download the application form. Completed applications can be submitted to:

Registered Charity: RCN 20108519  


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