[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Internship

Shauna Mcbride shauna.mcbride at eagles.usm.edu
Mon Dec 12 08:01:40 PST 2011

An internship position has recently become available in the Marine
Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory at the University of Southern
Mississippi for Spring 2012. College juniors, seniors and recent
graduates are eligible to apply.

Interns work on research projects being conducted by faculty members
and graduate students, and will gain experience in both behavioral and
acoustic data collection and analyses. Specific experiences depend on
the research projects that are ongoing at the time of the internship.

Spring 2012 Internship: The primary research being conducted at this
time involves field surveys and photo-identification of bottlenose
dolphins in Mississippi Sound and Louisiana marsh. Anticipated start
date is mid to late January and will last until mid to late May.

This internship is an unpaid voluntary position, and interns are
responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing.
Interns are also required to receive college credit for the
internship; enrollment may be with The University of Southern
Mississippi or an academic institution of their choice.

Students interested in applying for the internship are required to send:
•Completed application (available at
•Personal statement describing your career goals, reason(s) for
wanting the internship, and what you expect to contribute to and gain
from the internship
•Unofficial or official copy of your transcripts
•At least one letter of recommendation (preferably from those who can
attest to your academic and scientific abilities)

*International applicants have a more intensive application process
and are required to obtain a visa if selected.  Please contact the
intern coordinator for more information.

Application materials must be sent by January 10, 2012. For more
information, please refer to our website at
http://www.usm.edu/psy-kuczaj/index.html or contact the intern

All application materials should be sent via email to the intern coordinator:
Shauna McBride
shauna.mcbride at eagles.usm.edu

Shauna McBride
MA/PhD Student,Internship Coordinator
Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Laboratory
Department of Psychology
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, # 5025
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5025

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