Located in Petersburg, Alaska’s Little Norway, this project takes place on Mitkof Island in the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Petersburg is also known as the Whale Research Capital of Alaska because of the many world renown marine mammal researchers who use Petersburg as a base of operation.
PMMC is a non-profit organization formed in 1998 to “assist research efforts and be a depository for information on research and sightings of marine mammals in Southeast Alaska”. We have a small center located in the Viking Travel Building Which is on Main Street in downtown Petersburg. The center is manned by interns during the summer months and the Board of Directors carries out the functions of PMMC year-round.
|Due to lack of resources the PMMC will not be providing internship positons in 2013. We hope to continue the internship program in the future.
This intern program allows students the opportunity to earn college credit while learning about marine mammals and serving the public. Indoor exhibits, including an interactive computer kiosk, focus on marine mammal life history and distribution. Two interns will be working at the Center staggered shifts for seven days out a week where the work includes, but is not limited to:
- Staff center during open hours.
- Assist and help coordinate where possible with researchers using center.
- Prepare/deliver AK marine mammal presentations to visitors and small groups.
- Create public marine mammal displays and interpretive materials.
- Facilitate community outreach and public education of AK marine mammals. Manage operations, stocking and sale items, petty cash and ledgers.
Two 10-12 week Intern positions are available beginning mid-June through August 31st.
The volunteer will be accommodated in Forest Service housing near the center of town, making it easy to access to the community and to the Center.
Applicants must possess a demonstrated interest in marine mammals, good initiative with strong work ethic, positive attitude, good public relations and interpretive skills, maintain clean friendly appearance and hygiene. Applicants must have adequate computer skills to create center materials, visual presentations, brochure layouts and have some knowledge of spreadsheets and database management. Applicants must be eligible or enrolled in an accredited internship program. Optimally PMMC will select one interpretive related intern, one marine/mammal biology related intern.
The position is uncompensated, but lodging is provided.
Due to lack fo resources, The Center is not accepting internship applications for 2013. We hope to continue the program in the future, please contact us (email@example.com) for more information.
Please fill out the PDF application electronically using the Acrobat Reader software and fax or email it along with two letters of recommendation to the Center.
- Cover letter highlighting your qualifications and statement indicating your interest and purpose for applying for this position.
- A completed PMMC intern application
- Two letters of recommendation from individuals that can illustrate your abilities and suitability for the program.
Send the above material to:
FAX : 1-907-772-3127
Due to mail variability to Alaska, do not mail the application!
Questions can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
A confirmation email will be sent to you when your application is received. If you do not receive a confirmation email please contact us. Make sure to put your name in all document file names if you email the application.
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