[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Internship - Spring 2007

Cara Pekarcik cara at whalecenter.org
Wed Jun 14 06:19:43 PDT 2006

Marine Mammal Research Internships - Spring 2007
(For a detailed description and more information, please see our website
at www.whalecenter.org/intern.htm)
The Whale Center of New England, located in Gloucester, MA, is a
non-profit research organization involved with the study of the
behavior, ecology, and natural history of the whales and dolphins found
in the waters off of Massachusetts.  The Whale Center is also heavily
involved with habitat conservation and education programs.  We are
currently looking to fill research internships for the spring (January
29 - May 26) semester of 2007.  
The Whale Center of New England internship provides experience needed to
further pursue fields in marine biology and animal behavior.  It is our
goal to provide college students and recent graduates with the
opportunity to collect valuable information important to the marine
mammal field and to see how this information is used in management and
conservation efforts in this area.  Each internship session offers
different experiences in marine mammal science that will depend on the
season.  These duties may include, but are not limited to: extensive
photo-identification and computer work (training provided), field data
collection aboard commercial whale watching vessels and our 27' research
vessel Silver II, attendance at necropsies (whale autopsies), marine
mammal stranding response, harbor seal surveys and attendance at
conferences and meetings.  
Internship applicants should have the following:
* A background in biology, zoology, or related field
* Some knowledge of research methods and design
* An ability to work, live and communicate well with others
* Enthusiasm and dedication to work long days (sometimes 12 hours or
more) in the field or lab
* Completed their freshmen year at the time of application
Information regarding the application process, including application
form, is available on our website.
*Applications for the spring 2007 session will be accepted on a rolling
basis until all positions are filled.  All applications should be
submitted by December 20, 2006*
Application materials and questions regarding the internship should be
directed to the intern coordinator:
Cara Pekarcik
P.O. Box 159
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-6351 (office)
978-281-5666 (fax)
cara at whalecenter.org
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