[MARMAM] Summer research internship

Jamie Klaus jamie at imms.org
Fri Jan 20 07:32:04 PST 2012

Summer Research Internship

Program Description

The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies (IMMS) Research Internship Program
is designed as a way for students interested in a career in marine mammal
science to gain valuable research experience in a real-world setting.
Interns will be trained in all aspects of dolphin photo-id research and
will participate in other current research projects at IMMS. Interns will
also participate in other operations at IMMS including stranding response,
education, and animal care. Our goal is to give Interns a well-rounded
experience in a variety of areas while providing expert training and
experience in marine mammal research. 

Principle Duties and Requirements

 Interns must:

*	Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks.
*	Be available to work Mon-Fri from 8:30 AM to 4 PM and must be
available for all boat trips. 
*	Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to
detail, and ability to admit mistakes. 
*	Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong
interpersonal skills.
*	Principle Duties include: data entry, searching and cataloging
journal articles, learning all research protocols, cropping and sorting
photo-id fin images, learning to use photo-id programs such as Darwin (fin
matching software), and FinBase (Microsoft Access), and boat based field
*	Secondary Duties involve: Working with animal care staff, attending
marine mammal and sea turtle necropsies, responding to strandings,
assisting with educational tours. 
*	Field days: Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water
in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions.  Seasonal temperatures range from
over 100 ˚F in summer to 30 ˚F in winter.  Field days typically exceed
eight hours and occur once or twice a week. May include overnight trips.

To Apply
Please visit our website at  <http://imms.org/internship.php>



Jamie Klaus

Research Assistant

Institute for Marine Mammal Studies

P.O. Box 207

Gulfport, MS 39502

Phone: (228) 701-1761

Fax: (228) 896-9183

Email:  <mailto:jamie at imms.org> jamie at imms.org

Skype: imms.dolphin

 <http://www.imms.org/> http://www.imms.org


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