Information Technologies Internship - Winter Term

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Dolphin Research Center
58901 Overseas Highway
(mm 59)
Grassy Key, FL 33050
United States
The information technology volunteer intern position at Dolphin Research Center is an excellent way to learn the basics of computer sciences and learn about the day to day operation of computing and networking at a facility such as Dolphin Research Center. An IT intern at DRC will support the IT staff in software, hardware and all other technological tasks and issues. An ideal IT intern would be in pursuit of a degree in computer science, information technology or engineering. Familiarity with windows operating systems is a necessity. Familiar with OS X, Microsoft's office suites, Microsoft Server and other business applications is helpful. Applicants must be able to take direction well, have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and be customer service oriented. Typical duties of an IT Intern would be, but are not limited to: Support the IT staff with software installation Support the IT staff with hardware installation Troubleshooting IT Tickets Change backup drives, and relocate backups Troubleshooting issues with IT hardware Troubleshooting networking issues Becoming an IT intern for DRC offers much valued experience in the field. It is also a fantastic opportunity to get basic understanding in the different fields of IT (network administration, PC technician, account administration etc), and to get hands on experience with some of the latest technologies (Hyper-V, failover clustering, Server Virtualization, etc). Supplemental projects will be assigned upon DRC’s needs and the student’s specific skills and areas of interest. Independent study projects: In addition to daily position responsibilities, all interns are required to pursue individual independent study goals according to his/her specific skills and areas of interest. All interns also provide regular support to all areas of operations through crossover to other departments and by weekly participation in the Resource Pool. By participating in all departments, our interns develop skills that can be used in multiple employment settings.
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Complete a Volunteer/Internship Candidate Application Form online at Within our Volunteer Resources Department, we offer an Internship Program. Internships at DRC are an exciting way to develop career skills as well as an opportunity to get “behind the scenes” to see how a marine mammal facility operates. They involve concentration in specific departments, normally last 16 to 18 weeks and are held throughout the year. Interns work forty hours per week typically spending four days per week in their designated department and one day providing support in other areas of daily operations through the Volunteer Resources Pool. All internships are unpaid. Applicants do not need to be enrolled in college to be considered for an internship. Supplemental projects will be assigned based upon DRC’s needs and the intern’s specific skills and areas of interest, and may include: assisting your department and other teams. In addition to daily position responsibilities, all interns are required to pursue individual independent study goals according to his/her specific skills and areas of interest. If seeking college credit the intern can incorporate course work into this area. Dolphin Research Center offers internships in a variety of departments including: ANIMAL CARE AND TRAINING EDUCATION INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES MEDICAL DEPARTMENT RESEARCH VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS General Information/Requirements Dolphin Research Center welcomes interns from around the world but asks that applicants are able to comfortably read, speak and understand English. Intern applicants need to be physically fit, able to lift 50 pounds and work outside in the Florida heat, sunshine and humidity. All interns are responsible for their own housing, food and local transportation. Please bear in mind that this area is a tourist destination and therefore the cost of accommodations can vary dependent on the season. We can assist you in finding housing.
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Dolphin Research Center’s Internship Program falls within the Volunteer Resources Department. All Internships are unpaid and the number of intern positions is very limited. Internships involve concentration within a specific department and generally are of 16-18 weeks duration. Applicants available for this duration of time may take precedence. Applications for less than 12 week duration will not be accepted. Deadline Dates for Internship Application Submission. NO LATER THAN: OCTOBER 1 for the Winter Term (January through April) FEBRUARY 1 for the Summer Term (May through August) JUNE 1 for the Fall Term (September through December) To apply for an internship it is mandatory that you please provide the following package. If necessary, documentation can be sent under separate cover: A completed Application Form (including your Internship Preferences in order of choice under Section B) A current Resume Transcript (may be unofficial unless you are seeking a credit for your internship) Two Letters of Recommendation with an original signature. (If currently enrolled in college, one letter must be from your Faculty Advisor) Application Review and Selection: Upon receipt, internship applications are given to department coaches for review and selection Telephone interviews are conducted with finalists Selections are generally completed and confirmed two months prior to the starting month of each term Start and end dates for the internships are arranged with the department coaches at the time of acceptance DRC keeps start and end dates flexible to meet varying schedules of schools and activities If you have additional questions regarding internship opportunities at DRC, please e-mail or telephone (305) 289-1121 x 230, Monday – Friday 9AM to 4PM (EST).