[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Internship
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Thu Aug 31 12:31:08 PDT 2006
DOLPHIN PHOTO-IDENTIFICATION INTERNSHIP
The Marine Mammal Research Program (MMRP) is currently accepting applications for Research Interns
for the Winter 2006/2007 (mid-October, 2006 - February, 2007).
The MMRP is located on Galveston, southern Texas. Our research lab is coordinated under the auspices
of the Institute of Marine Life Sciences (IMLS) at Texas A&M University in Galveston (TAMUG). Research
studies can vary widely in nature and availability. For information on past or current research projects at
MMRP, please visit our website, at http://www.tamug.tamu.edu/mmrp/
Internships at MMRP represent an opportunity to get "behind the scenes" to see how a marine mammal facility operates.
It offers an excellent opportunity for motivated individuals to participate in MMRP's ongoing research projects and to obtain
laboratory training in photo-identification methodology and analysis under the mentorship of experienced marine mammal
researchers. In addition, educational opportunities are available, such as informal journal article reviews and the development
of personal learning objectives.
Successful applicants will be primarily responsible for assisting with lab-based photo-identification tasks. Other responsibilities
may include but are not limited to data entry into the computer for analysis, library research, and involvement in special projects.
This coming year, we will not be engaged in gathering data from vessels, although some limited shore-based work with bottlenose
dolphin position information may be possible. Therefore, please be advised that this is primarily an intensive laboratory-analysis
experience with marine mammals.
Internships require a minimum of a 12-week commitment (16-20 weeks is preferable), 40 hours per week.
Starting and ending dates are flexible. There is no compensation for this internship position and successful applicants will
be responsible for their living and transportation expenses during the time of the internship. Successful candidate will also be
responsible for providing their own housing. However, MMRP will provide assistance in locating housing and/or matching up
interns desiring roommates.
* Qualifications required:
- Must have basic computer proficiency; Microsoft Access literacy preferred
- Successful candidates will be ready and willing to learn, self-motivated, and flexible.
- Prior research experience is recommended, but not required.
* The deadline for application is 16 January, 2006, and must contain the following:
1. Curriculum vitae, or "resumé",
2. Letter of intent, which clearly spells out what you would wish to accomplish with the internship,
3. Two letters of reference, from professors or research supervisors who are familiar with your scholarship,
research skills and work habits,
4. A letter listing classes taken and grades obtained. An official transcript is not necessary, but a copy is appreciated.
Please send the above materials to :
Marine Mammal Research Program,
Attn. Internship Coordinator,
5007 Ave. U, Galveston, TX 77551.
Interested applicants should correspond to:
Dr. Gwenael Beauplet
Marine Mammal Research Program
Institute of Marine Life Sciences, Texas A&M University
5007 Avenue U, Galveston, TX 77551, USA
Email: ufuf at tamug.edu <mailto:ufuf at tamug.edu>
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