The National Marine Life Center would like to welcome our 2011 summer interns. After a competitive process we have invited four awesome interns to join the NMLC team for the summer. We are very excited for their arrival over the next few weeks! These four students will be the face of the NMLC in the Discovery Center, at fairs and festivals, and during special events this summer. They will be conducting education programs every week and assisting with animal care as we get ready to move into our new marine animal hospital. They will each also be working on a project that will be presented to the staff and public at the end of the summer. Please help me in welcoming them to the National Marine Life Center!
Brie will be joining us this summer all the way from Nebraska! She is a junior at the University of Nebraska majoring in Fisheries & Wildlife. Brie brings experience in animal care, water quality testing, and public education after serving as a Reptile & Amphibian Care Intern at the Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo. She is also has great people skills that she has honed as a Resident Assistant for her dorm this year. Brie is most looking forward to “helping to care for marine animals at the center and teaching people about the importance of conservation”. She is also excited to see a part of the country she has never been to before.
Alexa will be joining us this summer from neighboring Marshfield, Ma where she is a currently a high school senior. Alexa will be graduating in June and has been accepted into the Marine Science program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Alexa spent last summer as an intern at the Woods Hole Science Aquarium where she assisted with the rehabilitation of Kemp’s Ridley sea turtles and lead education programs. Alexa hopes to “spark the curiousity of a future scientist in the discovery center and learn many new facts about ocean life” herself during her internship at NMLC.
Brian is a Junior at Holly Cross majoring in psychology with a minor is environmental studies. Brian gained experience in both education and animal care working at the Animal Friends Summer Camp in Catuamet, MA. He enjoys working with both children and animals making this internship a great opportunity. He also has experience with public speaking being a Orientation Leader at Holy Cross. Brian is most looking forward to “getting the chance to help out with the rehabilitation of local marine animals and learning about the care that they need in order to return to the wild”.
Brittany is a Junior at the University of Maine where she studies Marine Biology. Brittany brings with her a plethora of aquaculture experience from UM where she works as a hatchery assistant, and from her volunteer experiences with the Mashpee Shellfish Department and the Darling Marine Center. Many of her past experiences have also given her a chance to educate the public about her work, which has prepared her for the education component of this internship. Brittany is very much looking forward to “working with marine mammals as well as being able to work on a project”. She hopes that designing her project will give her experience which will help her in the future.
We are looking forward to a wonderful summer working with you!