[MARMAM] Fluke Matching Internships in Hawai'i
PWF Research Director
researchdirector at pacificwhale.org
Fri Apr 26 19:16:02 PDT 2013
Pacific Whale Foundation (PWF) -based in Maui, Hawai'i- is a non-profit
organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through
research, education, and conservation. Our researchers have studied whales
and dolphins throughout the Pacific for over 30 years and currently conduct
projects in Hawaii, Australia, and Ecuador. PWF is offering two summer
PWF seeks performance-driven and dedicated individuals for a 3-month
internship (June-August) to assist with our humpback whale fluke matching
project. Successful applicants are expected to work a minimum of 30 hours
per week on a flexible schedule.
Interns will work alongside Research Staff at PWF's headquarters in
Ma'alaea, Maui. Primary responsibilities will include processing and
matching humpback whales' flukes with PWF existing catalogs as well as data
entry and archival tasks. Occasionally, interns may be asked to assist staff
in other projects as the need arises.
Ideal applicants should:
Be advanced undergraduates or recent graduates in biology, zoology, marine
biology, ecology, or a related field;
Possess fluke matching experience and be familiar with the SPLASH score
Have a mature attitude towards research, i.e. be willing and able to work
long hours in office environment and in adverse field conditions;
Be proficient with computers and data entry;
Have strong work ethics and superior organizational skills;
Be independent, adaptable, and a fast-learner;
Be enthusiastic and possess a positive attitude;
Be sociable and team-oriented;
Speak English fluently.
There is no financial compensation for these positions and interns are
responsible for their own living and transportation expenses. This is,
however, an excellent opportunity to gain experience in marine mammal
Applicants must be authorized to legally remain in Hawai'i if they are not a
U.S. citizen or authorized to work in the U.S.
Interested candidates should submit an application by May 17th (1700, HI
time) with the following:
A cover letter, including your availability;
A resume/CV describing training and relevant experience;
Names and contact information of three references.
Please send these items as e-mail attachments to Dr. Emmanuelle Martinez
<mailto:researchdirector at pacificwhale.org>
researchdirector at pacificwhale.org. No phone calls, please!
If electronic submission is not possible, hard copies can be mailed to:
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma'alaea Rd., Suite 211
Wailuku, HI 96793, USA
Dr Emmanuelle Martinez
Senior Research Scientist
Pacific Whale Foundation
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