[MARMAM] Florida Manatee Photo-identification Internship Opportunity

Higgs, Kari Kari.Higgs at MyFWC.com
Thu Oct 5 06:58:06 PDT 2006


MANATEE PHOTO-IDENTIFICATION INTERNSHIP

     The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's (FWC)
Manatee Photo-identification program is looking for one or two
detail-oriented interns to serve during the upcoming winter session in
St. Petersburg, Florida.  

     Interns will primarily assist staff members in photographing
manatees and collecting behavioral and environmental data at sites
around Tampa Bay and assisting with lab-based photo-identification
tasks.  Other responsibilities may include but are not limited to data
entry, special projects, and outreach activities.  Interns are expected
to work four days per week for approximately eight hours each day.  This
internship provides a great opportunity to gain field and lab experience
at a government agency.

Qualifications: 
*	Working knowledge of SLR digital cameras, filters, and lenses
preferred
*	Must have basic computer proficiency; Microsoft Access literacy
preferred
*	Must be able to lift approximately 50 pounds of equipment
*	Some field research experience with animals preferred
*	Preference will be given to applicants who possess a valid U.S.
Driver's License  

Application Process: 

    We are currently accepting applications for the winter 2006-2007
session (December 1, 2006 - March 31, 2007).  Internships, which ideally
last four to five months, require a minimum three-month commitment.
Starting and ending dates are flexible.  Please indicate in your cover
letter the position for which you are applying.  Please send a hard copy
of your resume with your cover letter, college transcripts (unofficial
are sufficient), list of three references, and contact information to
the following address:

Bill Arnold
FWC/FWRI
100 8th Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-3095

This intern position is open until filled.  

*All positions are unpaid. Housing and transportation are NOT provided.




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