[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Internship Opportunity

aliza milette ajmilette at gmail.com
Wed Jul 30 12:07:46 PDT 2008

Internship Opportunity: The Dolphin Institute (TDI), Ko Olina, Hawai'i is
offering a limited number of internships for college-level students to
assist in field surveys of dolphins, in processing of obtained data, and in
development and presentation of marine conservation education programs for
local students and the general public. TDI is a marine mammal science and
education center located at Ko Olina in leeward Oahu that focuses on whales
and dolphins in Hawaiian waters. It is directed by Dr. Adam Pack, Assistant
Professor at University of Hawai'i at Hilo, and Dr. Louis Herman, an
emeritus professor at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  Further
information on TDI can be found at www.dolphin-institute.org.

During the fall of 2008, TDI will continue to focus on surveys of dolphins
off the Leeward Coast of Oahu, on processing and analyzing our archives of
dolphin and humpback whale data, and on public education programs. The
internship is part time and unpaid.  Interns are responsible for their own
housing and transportation to Ko Olina.  On-water research will be conducted
aboard our 19 or 21 foot outboard boats. Data processing and analysis will
take place at the Ko Olina lab. Public education may take place at our
learning center at the Ko Olina lab, at public venues, or at local schools.

Interns can expect to participate in and learn a variety of facets of marine
mammal research including:
Digitizing and enhancing identification photographs
Behavioral recording
Data entry and analysis
Boat safety
Familiarity with cetacean research and literature
Public education

We are accepting applicants immediately. Interns must complete at least one
full day and either a second full day or two half days a week for a
three-month period. Interns who are interested in staying longer will be
evaluated at the end of the three-month period. The internship period
begins the first week of September and ends the last week of November, 2008.

Requirements: College or post-college education preferred; experience in
research; two letters of recommendation; ability to work closely and
harmoniously in a team atmosphere; self-motivation. Desirable
qualifications: Marine mammal experience, experience with computer programs
such as Aperture, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, digital photography experience.

Send cover letter indicating why you are seeking this internship and why you
feel you are qualified, complete resume, college transcripts, and two
letters of recommendation.

Send applications or inquiries by email to the Field Project and Education
Coordinator, Aliza Milette, at AJMilette at gmail.com.  Positions are open
until filled.
Aliza J. Milette
Field Project & Education Coordinator
Cetacean Project
The Dolphin Institute
AJMilette at gmail.com
cell: 808-284-7428
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