[MARMAM] Summer Internship

Kuczaj Laboratory kuczaj_laboratory at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 4 08:35:23 PST 2008

Summer Internship:

Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab at the University of Southern Mississippi

Hattiesburg , MS 

Period of Service: May – August 2008

The University of Southern Mississippi Psychology Department is offering a Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition internship to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates. College credits for the internship are awarded by the University of Southern   Mississippi . 

Interns gain hands-on experience during boat surveys studying the Mississippi Gulf C oast bottlenose dolphin population. Interns assist with observations of wild dolphin behaviors and photo-identification. In addition, interns learn how to gather physical and biological data on board using a variety of scientific tools. 

In the research laboratory, at the USM Hattiesburg campus, interns learn about photo-identification, behavioral analysis, and acoustical analysis.   Lectures given on topics in Experimental and Comparative Psychology may occur throughout the internship period. 

The internship is a full-time voluntary position, and students are responsible for their own transportation and housing arrangements. 

Students interested in the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition internship are required to send:

·         an application form (found on website listed below)

·         a resume 

·         a letter of intent including career goals and reasons for wanting the internship (what you expect to contribute and gain from the internship) 

·         an unofficial or official copy of your transcripts 

·         a minimum of two letters of recommendation (preferably from college professors who know you personally)

All materials should be sent to:

Stan Kuczaj, Ph.D.
  Department of Psychology
  The University of Southern Mississippi
  118 College Drive, # 5025
  Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5025

Materials may arrive separately or together, but the complete application must be postmarked by April 1st  

For further information please contact Rachel at:  

Kuczaj_Laboratory at yahoo.com 

or visit:  http://www.usm.edu/psy-kuczaj/internship.htm

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