[MARMAM] Florida - Bottlenose Dolphin Research - Spring Internships

Kim Bassos Hull kbhull at mote.org
Thu Mar 8 13:32:49 PST 2007

Dear Editors,
Please post the following...

Bottlenose Dolphin Research Internships

The Sarasota Dolphin Research Program (SDRP), based at Mote Marine 
Laboratory in Sarasota, Florida, is the world's longest-running dolphin 
research program. The program's goal is to contribute to a better 
understanding of the structure and dynamics of populations of small 
cetaceans, as well as the natural and anthropogenic factors that impact 
them. The SDRP uses an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach in 
conducting studies of bottlenose dolphins within Sarasota Bay, Tampa 
Bay, Charlotte Harbor, and the Gulf of Mexico coastal waters. For more 
information please visit: www.sarasotadolphin.org

We are in the process of selecting applicants for our spring internship 
program. We have 2 positions available, which run roughly from April 2nd
to June 15th. Exact start and end dates are somewhat flexible. This 
spring internship would provide an opportunity for interns to gain 
experience with photo-id methods, data entry, literature review, and GIS 
applications in the lab and to help with monthly boat-based photo-id 
surveys in Sarasota Bay. Continuation into summer internship positions 
is possible, but not guaranteed.

There is no compensation for these internship positions and successful 
applicants will be responsible for their living and transportation 
expenses during the time of the internship. Mote's intern program can 
assist incoming interns with finding suitable housing.

Applicants would ideally have the following qualifications:

*A background or degree in Biology, Marine Biology, Zoology or related field
*Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access
*Knowledge of GIS and its applications a plus, but not required if there is a willingness to learn
*Some field research experience preferred but not required
*Enthusiasm and willingness to work some long days with the opportunity to learn lab and field based methods in dolphin research

Interested applicants should address all questions to Kim Bassos-Hull 
(kbhull at mote.org) and Jason Allen (allenjb at mote.org) and submit an 
application with academic transcripts and two letters of reference by 
March 23 to Andrea Davis at Mote Marine Lab. Internship applications 
can be found at www.mote.org by following the education links to college 
intern page or paste in your web browser:


Kim Bassos-Hull
Senior Biologist/Research Associate
Sarasota Dolphin Research Program c/o
Mote Marine Laboratory
1600 Ken Thompson Parkway
Sarasota, FL 34236
Phone:	(941) 388-4441  ext. 215 or 451
Fax:	(941) 388-4223
Email:	kbhull at mote.org

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