[MARMAM] SEACR Marine Research Intern Program Advert

whale lab whalelab at gmail.com
Mon Jan 17 18:19:50 PST 2011


*Please find attached and below  information concerning Marine Research
Internships for this summer run by the non-profit organisation SEACR*


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*Rianna and Jacqueline*

*Whale Research Lab
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*SEACR MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS – SUMMER 2011*



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



INTERNSHIPS



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 offering internships throughout June 2011, with a 4 (1st -30th June)
or 2 week option (1st-15th or 16th-30th June). There is no deadline to
apply. However, approved applications are reviewed and accepted on a
first-come, first serve basis and spaces are quite limited.



QUALIFICATIONS



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.



THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT



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.



APPLICATION PROCESS & COSTS



To qualify as a candidate for the MRIP, see the pre-application process on
our website: http://www.geog.uvic.ca/whalelab/seacr-application.html



Unlike many other volunteer internship opportunities, SEACR provides and
organizes the room and board for our interns at cost. The internship package
includes basic accommodations and three meals per day at the research
station. Interns and research staff live together and are responsible for
cooking and cleaning duties. Rooms are shared with at least one other
person. The internship costs do not include transportation to and from the
research camp on Flores Island, personal items, or special dietary
requirements. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required upon acceptance to
MRIP.



 Two week Internship          - $ 2200 Cdn

 Four week Internship          - $ 3400 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 gmail.com





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Society for Ecological and Coastal Research

P.O. Box 35052

Victoria, British Columbia

CANADA V8T 5G2

whalelab at gmail.com
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