[MARMAM] Internships available

Eric Eisenhardt eric at whalemuseum.org
Thu Jan 30 09:44:35 PST 2014

Be Part of the Soundwatch Boater Education Team: 

Summer Internships Available!


Soundwatch is a successful and internationally acclaimed education and
monitoring program working to reduce vessel disturbance to orcas and other
marine wildlife in the Salish Sea region of Washington State (USA) and
British Columbia (Canada). Soundwatch needs interns to help conduct seasonal
vessel patrols, educating boaters on regional guidelines and regulations and
collecting data while monitoring vessel activities around whales. Data from
this critical program characterizes vessel activity trends around endangered
orcas and other marine wildlife. Data are used to promote better boater
compliance and to inform marine mammal management strategies such as state
and federal vessel laws and guidelines.

Internship based in Friday Harbor, WA, approximately 35-40 hours per week,
May-September, variety of tasks both in the field on the boat and in an
office setting. Typical week consists of 3-4 days on the boat and 1 day in
the office.

Internship is unpaid. Shared housing at reasonable cost is likely available.


Applicant requirements: at least 18 years of age, physically fit (able to
lift 40 lbs), able to swim, not easily susceptible to seasickness, and
familiar with database spreadsheets. Be prepared to spend substantial time
aboard small (20 ft.) vessels in unpredictable weather and sea conditions.
Preference will be given to undergraduates or recent graduates in the marine
or wildlife sciences. Interns will need a valid passport or US enhanced
driver's license, transportation and CPR/First Aid certification. A state
boater license/or equivalent safe boating card, not required, but is
encouraged. Interns are required to commit to at least two months, but
preferably to the full study period, May-September, plus some training time.




Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for
three references. Be sure to include what dates you can start/end. 

Applications accepted until February 23, 2014. 

Decisions will be made by March 14, 2014.


Please send application materials to:

Eric Eisenhardt

Research Curator/Soundwatch Coordinator

P.O. Box 945

Friday Harbor, Washington 98250

Or email (preferred) to: soundwatch at whalemuseum.org 



Please visit The Whale Museum's Web site for more information on Soundwatch:



Eric Eisenhardt 

Research Curator
The Whale Museum

P.O. Box 945
Friday Harbor, WA 98250
360-378-4710 X 33
360-378-5790 Fax

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

Be Whale Wise!


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