UVic Whale Lab whalelab at office.geog.uvic.ca
Mon Jan 29 13:42:30 PST 2007


The Society for Ecological and Coastal Research - SEACR - is a non-profit 
organization, established in 1998, dedicated to scientific research on the 
ecology of nearshore marine systems. SEACR is sponsoring several longterm 
ongoing research projects on gray whale ecology in Clayoquot Sound, British 
Columbia, Canada. The projects are organized and run by the Whale Research 
Lab of the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (http://www.geog.uvic.ca/whalelab/).


Enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in nature and science are invited 
to discover the challenges of marine field research along Canada's coastal 
rainforest through SEACR's Marine Research Intern Program! 

MRIP is a volunteer program where Research Interns assist experienced and 
dedicated marine biologists and ecologists with their field research. Through 
MRIP, Research Interns will live and work at a remote research field-station 
in the coastal rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, to aid researchers 
with ongoing field research related to coastal and marine ecology. 

Internships are offered on a competitive basis, at cost and provide invaluable 
exposure to boat based field work, the Pacific coastal ocean environment, 
marine mammal research, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology, 
and encouragement to work and play hard!

We are currently recruiting to fill 4 three week and 2 week Marine Research 
Internships (MRIP) for the 2007 Summer.  These are full-time positions running 
durring June 4 until Aug 18, 2007. 

There is no deadline to apply. However, approved applications are accepted 
on a first-come, first serve basis. Apply early! 


This internship is an excellent opportunity for an individual working toward 
a career in marine science to gain practical experience in the field.  Ideal 
candidates possess a personal interest in marine ecology and a commitment 
to conservation research. 

Marine research is difficult and challenging work, so being a Research Intern 
is not for everyone! Those who wish to participate in MRIP must be in good 
physical health, especially free of back and leg injuries, as the field hours 
(in the boat and in the lab) can be long - though very satisfying! This is 
not a program that certifies individuals in field research. It is, however, 
an experience that delivers a unique opportunity for education, development 
of field ecology research skills, travel, and enjoyment of wildlife. 


Flores Island is the home of the Ahousaht First Nations peoples and is nestled 
in world-famous Clayoquot Sound, in the Pacific Coast rainforest. Flores 
is an excellent place to learn about marine ecology and the study of nature. 
Along with learning field and technical skills during the course of work, 
when the opportunity arises Research Interns may engage in informal talks 
with graduate students, take hikes along the Wild Side Trail, have beach 
campfires, and interact with the Ahousaht First Nations peoples. Professors 
from the University of Victoria, local scientists and previous MRIP researchers 
will be frequent visitors to the field research station.

Flores Island's natural beauty, sandy beaches, and abundant wildlife will 
keep you enthralled. Being here is the experience of a lifetime.


To qualify as a candidate for the MRIP, see the preaplication process on 
our website: http://www.geog.uvic.ca/whalelab/seacr-application.html
The internship costs stated below include accommodations three meals per 
day at the research station where interns and research staff live together 
and are responsible for cooking and cleaning duties.  Rooms are shared. Cost 
does not include transportation to and from the research camp on Flores Island, 
personal items, or special dietary requirements. A non-refundable deposit 
is required upon acceptance to MRIP.

 Three week Internship 	- $ 2500 Cdn
 Four week Internship 	- $ 3000 Cdn

If you are interested in applying for a position, please see the details 
of our application process on our website http://www.geog.uvic.ca/whalelab/seacr-application.html
Questions regarding the MRIP application or internships can be directed by 
email to: whalelab at mail.geog.uvic.ca

Laura Joan Feyrer
Society for Ecological and Coastal Research
P.O. Box 35052
Victoria, British Columbia
whalelab at mail.geog.uvic.ca

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