[MARMAM] Rigth Whale Program Internship - Provincetown, MA USA

Stephanie Richardson srichardson at coastalstudies.org
Fri Sep 14 11:05:38 PDT 2012


PROVINCETOWN CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES

RIGHT WHALE PROGRAM INTERNSHIP



The Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies is seeking an intern for the
upcoming 2013 right whale survey season. This person will work with both
the aerial survey and habitat survey teams, who operate between January and
May every year, documenting the abundance, distribution and behavior of
North Atlantic right whales in Cape Cod Bay Massachusetts. The intern will
primarily assist staff with boat-based photography of right whales,
recording of behavioral data, and collection of zooplankton samples and
environmental data at stations in Cape Cod Bay. The successful applicant
will also be responsible for a number of lab-based photo-identification
tasks, such as downloading images, database entry, and matching images to
known animals using an online catalog.  He/ she will be required to work a
minimum of four full days per week. The intern will often collect data
independently in the field, thus responsible, detail-oriented applicants
are encouraged to apply. Fieldwork will likely involve one to two surveys
per week, between January 2 and May 15, 2013. Applicants must be available
for the full field season.



*Requirements:*

   - A degree, preferably in biological/ environmental sciences.
   - Experience with digital SLR cameras.
   - Data entry; basic computer skills in programs such as Excel and Word.
   - Experience working on boats, and ability to withstand harsh weather
   conditions.
   - Must work well in a team.
   - Enthusiasm and willingness to learn field and lab based research
   methods.
   - A valid US drivers license would be beneficial but is not essential.



Housing will be provided and a stipend to cover general living expenses.
This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to expand their s
experience
in marine mammal surveys and plankton sampling methods, and will offer the
successful applicant the unique chance to work with one of the world’s most
endangered cetacean species, the North Atlantic right whale.



PCCS has a long history of conservation and research work with the North
Atlantic right whale. This internship will afford the successful applicant
an invaluable opportunity to work within a well-established institution,
with highly-qualified scientists, and to gain experience in
photo-identification, matching, data entry and analysis. Experience in
oceanographic sampling will also be gained. Details of our work can be
found on our website www.coastalstudies.org



Please submit your cover letter, resume, college transcripts (unofficial
are sufficient), and contact information for two references to:



Stephanie Richardson

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

115 Bradford Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

Email: srichardson at coastalstudies.org



Deadline for Submissions: September 30, 2012




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Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02652
t. (508) 487-3622 Ext. 113
f. (508) 487-4495
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:00 AM-2:00PM
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