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Marketing and Media Intern


Marketing and Media Intern

Seal Rescue Ireland


At a Glance

  • Start Date:
  • Closing date:31/07/2019
  • Post Updated:20/05/2019
  • Min Hours:40 hours per week for 12 weeks
  • Role Type:Marketing/PR/Journalism

Requirements:Skills in developing high quality media content and photography, effective communication, and work well in a team setting


Seal Rescue Ireland: Marketing and Media Internship


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 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 has a growing social media presence, and is gaining international recognition for our work.

SRI is currently accepting applications for their Marketing and Media Internship position, with one opening beginning in August and another in November. This high paced, full-time position is 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.


Reports to:  Operations Manager


Job Summary: This position will provide the intern with work experience in all aspects of a rescue and rehabilitation centre with the primary focus on producing quality media content, digital design, written content, photos and video for use on our website, social media, monthly newsletter, adoptions programme, marketing, educational and fundraising projects. The intern will assist with marketing and advertising projects, fundraising programs and events, and other administrative tasks. This position requires a skilled photographer who will be responsible for capturing consistent photographs and videos of the animals in care to tell their stories, daily activities at the centre, and events on and off-site (i.e. rescues, releases, educational talks, outreach events, etc.), as well as developing content consistent with SRI’s message of ocean conservation and sustainability.  Partial involvement in assisting in husbandry care of rehabilitation animals is an option if interested.


This is an unpaid position. 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.

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Registered Charity: RCN 20108519

Is training provided?: Yes

Tasks that the volunteer(s) will be expected to undertake:

Duties Include:

Participate in educational talks and tours.

Assist in design, development  and maintenance of the SRI website

Keep up to date photographs and video of the seals in care

Photograph events and daily tasks for use in media, marketing and promotional purposes

Develop educational and promotional written content

Provide assistance to the managers and rehabilitation staff as needed.

Assist with fundraisers and educational events

Assist with clerical duties and office work as needed

(Optional)-Assist in the care and maintenance of the Center’s rehabilitation animals (feeding, medical treatment, daily care, routine cleaning of enclosures and work areas.).

(Optional)-Assist with rescue and release of stranded animals.

Skills required for this role:


Applicants must have a keen interest in marine conservation, biology and environmental stewardship, as well as skills in developing media content and photography with proven examples of your work to be submitted with your application. Applicants must have effective communication skills, the ability to represent SRI in professional manner and work well in a team setting.  Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment, and be available to work nights, weekends and holidays. Public speaking, graphic design and website maintenance skills are encouraged. A degree or pursuit of a degree in business management, event planning, marketing, public relations, fundraising, or a similar field is preferred.

Details of time commitment needed for role:
This is a full time position for a minimum of 12 weeks.

Minimum time commitment per week:
10+ hour p/week

Additional screening required for this role:
Please visit our website at ( to download the application form. Then send completed with your resume, cover letter, and examples of your writing and photography to: Attention: Marketing and Media Internship


If you have any questions about this role please feel free to get in touch:

Name: Gale Loescher

Address: Seal Rescue Ireland, Courtown Harbour, Gorey, Co. Wexford, Ireland


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