Marketing/Development Internship

Seal Rescue Ireland is a very busy marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation facility located in Courtown Ireland. It is the only seal rehabilitation facility in Ireland and responds to strandings along the entire coast of Ireland. Most strandings are Grey and Common Seal pups who have been wounded, orphaned or injured. This is a full time position for a minimum of twelve weeks. Priority will be given to candidates who can stay a longer period of time.

Reports to:  Executive Director 

Job Summary: This position will provides the intern with work experience in all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with primary focus in the businesses development, donor management, and fundraising program. The intern will be expected to oversee the fundraising program and help with its development, plan/attend events, and source other types of funding. Other duties include overseeing the donor program, helping with clerical duties, managing other programs in admin department. Partial involvement in assisting in the husbandry care and maintenance of rehabilitation animals is an option if interested.

Requirements: Applicants are desired that have a previous experience in fundraising and or worked/volunteered in Not for Profits. Degrees or pursuit of degrees in business management, event planning, marketing, public relations, fundraising, or similar field are preferred. Applicants must be organized, personable, and have ability to plan events. Background knowledge of marine mammals is a bonus but not required. Having people skills, ability to speak clearly on the phone, being comfortable around children and ability to speak to a crowd is a must. Looking for a highly motivated individual who will help with the development of Seal Rescue Ireland to form it into a sustainable not for profit. Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, be organized, be able to handle multiple projects, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays.

 Duties Include:

  • Attend and Plan events/fundraisers
  • Research/Write Grants (no prior experience needed but writing skills essential)
  • Daily Clerical and Admin Duties
  • Management of Donor Program
  • Marketing Duties including poster and ad design (if able)
  • Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals.
  • Participate in educational talks or tours at the facility.
  • Provide assistance to the Manager and rehabilitation staff as needed.

This is an unpaid position. Intern housing is available at €95 /Week (includes food) if desired. Interns are responsible for all travel expenses.

Send a resume and cover letter and availability to:

Attention: Marketing Internship  -  info@sealrescueireland.org