[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Internships

Emily emily at dolphins.org
Fri Sep 1 11:52:47 PDT 2006

> Dolphin Research Internships
> Dolphin Research Center (DRC) is currently accepting applications for
> Research Interns for the Winter/Spring term. DRC is a not-for-profit
> education and research facility, home to a family of Atlantic bottlenose
> dolphins and California sea lions.  DRC is located on Grassy Key, in the
> heart of the Florida Keys.
> 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. Research interns participate in DRC's ongoing research
> projects, giving them broad exposure to a variety of research
> methodologies. Interns receive extensive on-the-job training in observing
> marine mammal behavior, collecting observational data, working with
> research equipment, and assisting with behavioral research sessions. In
> addition, educational opportunities are available such as informal journal
> article reviews and the development of personal learning objectives. 
>  Specific job duties include:
> *	Collecting observational data 
> *	Preparing stimuli for behavioral research sessions
> *	Equipment responsibilities for behavioral research sessions 
> *	Operating video equipment 
> *	Entering data into the computer for analysis
> *	General support of the facility through participation in the
> volunteer resource pool (facility maintenance, bird care, assisting with
> public programs, guest interactions, etc.) 
> Research studies can  vary widely in nature and availability. For
> information on past or current research projects at DRC, please visit our
> website, at www.dolphins.org <http://www.dolphins.org > .
> Publications:  
> Jaakkola, K., Fellner, W., Erb, L., Rodriguez, A. M., & Guarino, E.
> (2005).  Understanding the concept of numerically "less" by bottlenose
> dolphins (Tursiops truncatus).  Journal of Comparative Psychology.
> Internships require a minimum of a 16-week commitment, 40 hours per week.
> The internship is unpaid, and interns are responsible for providing their
> own housing. DRC will provide assistance in locating housing and/or
> matching up interns and volunteers desiring roommates. Successful
> candidates will be ready and willing to learn, self-motivated, and
> flexible. Prior research experience is recommended but not required.
> The deadline to apply is October 1st.  Further information and application
> materials can be found on our website at www.dolphins.org
> <http://www.dolphins.org > .
>  --------------------------------
> Emily Guarino
> Research Coordinator
> emily at dolphins.org
> Dolphin Research Center
> 58901 Overseas Hwy.
> Grassy Key, FL 33050
> www.dolphins.org
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