[MARMAM] WDCS(NA) Residential Intern Program

Regina Asmutis-Silvia regina.asmutis-silvia at wdcs.org
Tue Dec 12 17:39:21 PST 2006



Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society - North America (WDCS -NA) Intern
/ Residential Volunteer Program


We are now accepting applications for the April start date.  Deadline
for applicants is January 18th 2007.



Background to Program


WDCS offers a volunteer / intern program to qualified applicants
throughout the year.  The program provides a unique opportunity to
garner experience in research, education and conservation of marine
mammals. WDCS is willing to help qualified students obtain credits for
the program through their college or university.  The program is broken
down into 3 blocks with a minimum commitment of 3 months, and the
maximum stay being 4 months.  Each block provides different
opportunities regarding the work to be carried out.  This is reflective
of the weather conditions in the northeast US, the fact the whales are
migratory and the varying conservation / management duties throughout
the year.   This type of diversity will provide interns with breadth of
experience of working for an international organization in the
conservation arena.  It may also open doors to other opportunities
within WDCS as it continues its development and growth.


*                    The program may include all or some portion of the
following: collection of distributional data of marine mammals,
cataloguing individually identifiable humpback whales, responding to
stranded marine mammals, attending key conservation and stakeholder
meetings, outreach to local schools and the general public, and
possibility to transfer to the WDCS Wildlife Center on the shores of the
Moray Firth, Scotland for a period of time as a residential volunteer -
min 1 month, max 6 months

These internships are on a volunteer basis.  Living arrangements* will
be provided and based in Plymouth, MA.  The accommodation can hold up to
3 interns**.

*      The associated fee for this program is used solely to offset the
cost of housing.  

**   WDCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion,
sex, national or ethnic origin. 


Application Dates

January - March                     -     deadline for applications 1st
September in the previous year.

April - July/August                -     deadline for applicants is
January 18th of that year.

September - December           -     deadline for applicants is May 1st
of that year. 


Description of Organization

WDCS (NA), the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society, is a non profit
organization headquartered in Massachusetts and is part of the WDCS
Group, a charity registered and incorporated under English charity law.


WDCS is the global voice for the protection of whales, dolphins and
their environment.


Please go to www.whales.org <http://www.whales.org/> , email
regina.asmutis-silvia at wdcs.org or call 508 830 1977 for further




Regina A. Asmutis-Silvia

Senior Biologist (as in status, not age)

Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society (WDCS)

Home office: 3 Jacqueline Lane

Plymouth, MA  02360

Ph/Fax: 508-830-1977

regina.asmutis-silvia at wdcs.org


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