[MARMAM] Society of Ecological and Coastal Research: Marine Research Intern Program in British Columbia, Summer 2015

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SEACR MARINE RESEARCH INTERNSHIPS – SUMMER 2015

The Society for Ecological and Coastal Research - SEACR - is a non-profit
organization, established in 1998, dedicated to scientific research on the
ecology of near-shore marine systems. SEACR is sponsoring several long-term
ongoing research projects on gray whale ecology in Clayoquot Sound, British
Columbia, Canada, with some exciting additions this summer. The projects
are organized and run by members of the Whale Research Lab of the
University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada (
www.whalelab.geog.uvic.ca).

INTERNSHIPS

Enthusiastic individuals with a keen interest in nature and science are
invited to discover the challenges of marine field research along Canada's
coastal rainforest through SEACR's Marine Research Intern Program!

MRIP is a volunteer program where Research Interns assist experienced and
dedicated marine biologists and ecologists with their field research.
Research Interns will live and work at a remote research field-station in
the coastal rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia, aiding the
current research projects (for more information see
http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/whale and 'recent research'
http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/research)

Internships are offered on a competitive basis, at cost and provide
invaluable exposure to boat based field work, the Pacific coastal ocean
environment, marine mammal research, intensive training and mentoring in
marine ecology, and encouragement to work and play hard!

We are offering 2, 4 or 6 week options. There is no deadline to apply.
However, approved applications are reviewed and accepted on a first-come,
first serve basis.

*Sessions for 2015 are May 31-June 13, June 13 - June 26, July 13 - July
26, July 27 - August 9, August 10 - August 22*

QUALIFICATIONS

This internship is an excellent opportunity for an individual working
toward a career in marine science to gain practical experience in the
field.  Ideal candidates possess a personal interest in marine ecology and
a commitment to conservation research.

Marine research is difficult and challenging work, so being a Research
Intern is not for everyone! Those who wish to participate in MRIP must be
in good physical health, especially free of back and leg injuries, as the
field hours (in the boat and in the lab) can be long - though very
satisfying! This is not a program that certifies individuals in field
research. It is, however, an experience that delivers a unique opportunity
for education, development of field ecology research skills, travel, and
enjoyment of wildlife.

 THE RESEARCH ENVIRONMENT

Flores Island is the home of the Ahousaht First Nations peoples and is
nestled in world-famous Clayoquot Sound, in the Pacific Coast rainforest.
Flores is an excellent place to learn about marine ecology and the study of
nature. Along with learning field and technical skills during the course
of work, when the opportunity arises Research Interns may engage in
informal talks with graduate students, take hikes along the Wild Side
Trail, have campfires, and interact with the Ahousaht First Nations
peoples. Professors from the University of Victoria, local scientists and
previous MRIP researchers will be frequent visitors to the field research
station.

Flores Island's natural beauty, sandy beaches, and abundant wildlife will
keep you enthralled. Being here is the experience of a lifetime.

 APPLICATION PROCESS & COSTS

To qualify as a candidate for the MRIP, see the pre-application process on
our website: http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/MRIPapply

 Unlike many other volunteer internship opportunities, SEACR provides and
organizes the room and board for our interns at cost. The internship
package includes basic accommodations and three meals per day at the
research station. Interns and research staff live together and are
responsible for cooking and cleaning duties. Rooms are shared with at least
one other person. The internship costs do not include transportation to and
from the research camp on Flores Island, personal items, or special dietary
requirements. A non-refundable $500 deposit is required upon acceptance to
MRIP.


Two week Internship is *$ 2,300 CDN*
 Four week Internship is *$ 3,600 CDN*
 Six week Internship is *$ 5,800 CDN*

If you are interested in applying for a position, please see the details of
our application process on our http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/MRIPapply

Questions regarding the MRIP application or internships can be directed by
email to: whalelab at gmail.com

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Society for Ecological and Coastal Research
P.O. Box 35052
Victoria, British Columbia
CANADA V8T 5G2
whalelab at gmail.com
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