[MARMAM] Special Projects Volunteer or Internship- posting request

Brandi Katz BKatz at mbayaq.org
Fri Apr 12 17:40:40 PDT 2013


Sea Otter Research and Conservation - Unpaid  Field  Observer Intern

Organization:  Monterey Bay Aquarium
Location:  Monterey, CA, United States
Job or Internship:  Special Projects Volunteer or Student Internship

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff with field observations and data collection of wild sea otters in the Monterey, Elkhorn Slough and Moss Landing areas of coastal California
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to data collection in the field from shore and on a small boat using radio telemetry equipment and visual observations with spotting scopes. Interns will be recording re-sights, movement patterns and forage and activity budget data on marked individual wild sea otter.
Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, must be able to work independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.

Requirements:

*         6-month commitment of 24-32 hours each week.

*         Ability to lift 50 lbs.

*         Valid driver's license

*         Personal vehicle to use while in the field

*         Cell phone

*         Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including weekends and late nights

*         Boat handling skills appreciated but not necessary

*         Familiarity with data entry and Microsoft Access software

Preference will be given to applicants who have at least 2 years towards a college degree in a biology or ecology related field.
For more information and to apply, email: bkatz at mbayaq.org<mailto:bkatz at mbayaq.org>




Brandi Katz
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Volunteer Coordinator
P 831-648-4866       F 831-648-4989


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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
www.montereybayaquarium.org<http://www.montereybayaquarium.org>
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the oceans.


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