[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Internship, Charleston, SC
Todd.Speakman at noaa.gov
Fri Nov 4 06:00:44 PDT 2011
NOAA Hollings Marine Laboratory's Marine Animal Health Program is
recruiting to fill two dolphin photo-identification internship positions
for the winter/spring of 2012. The positions are at the NOAA National
Ocean Service Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina and will involve
a commitment of 20 hours per week extending over a 15 week period from
January 17, 2012 to April 27, 2012. There is some flexibility in these
start and end dates.
The CCMAH will be conducting boat-based photo-identification (id) and
remote biopsy surveys of Western North Atlantic bottlenose dolphins in
estuaries and near-shore waters of South Carolina to investigate
relationships between stress/reproductive hormones and environmental
factors.Interns will assist with laboratory activities such as data
entry and photo-analysis and will participate in boat-based fieldwork.
The internship offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and
motivated individuals to obtain field and laboratory training in
photo-id methodology and analysis under the mentorship of experienced
There is no compensation for this position, and interns will be
responsible for their own living expenses and transportation to and from
the laboratory. There may be travel involved for some components of the
fieldwork, which will be paid for by the laboratory.
Ideal applicants will be advanced undergraduates or recent graduates of
a scientifically-oriented university program in marine science, biology
or a related field.Preference will be given to applicants with
well-developed computer skills and boat-based field experience. The
internship application consists of a letter of interest, transcripts of
university coursework and two letters of recommendation from professors
or research supervisors who are familiar with applicant's scholarship,
research skills and work habits.
Interested applicants should first correspond with Todd Speakman by
email (Todd.Speakman at noaa.gov <mailto:Todd.Speakman at noaa.gov>) before
preparing and submitting application materials. We anticipate filling
this internship position by the middle of December, 2011.
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