[MARMAM] Internship - Provincetown, MA USA

Stephanie Richardson srichardson at coastalstudies.org
Mon Sep 22 14:22:24 PDT 2014


CENTER FOR COASTAL STUDIES

INTERNSHIP

RIGHT WHALE PROGRAM



The Center for Coastal Studies is seeking an intern for the upcoming 2015
right whale survey season. This person will work with both the aerial
survey and population 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. The intern will primarily assist
staff members with photographing right whales and collecting behavioral and
environmental data at sites 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, 2015. 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 elements.
   - 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 skills
in marine mammal survey techniques, 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.



CCS 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 of two references to:



Stephanie Richardson

Provincetown Center for Coastal Studies

115 Bradford Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

Email: srichardson at coastalstudies.org



Deadline for Submissions: October 15, 2014




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Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Center for Coastal Studies
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
t. (508) 487-3622 Ext. 113
f. (508) 487-4495
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