[MARMAM] Fwd: Internship at AIMM Portugal

AIMM Internships interns at aimm-portugal.org
Mon Aug 3 07:42:46 PDT 2015



The Marine Environment Research Association – AIMM Portugal – is a non-for
profit, non-governmental organization focussed on the research and
conservation of marine species that inhabit the Atlantic Ocean, running an
ongoing study of cetaceans in the South of Portugal (Algarve). This project
aims to obtain baseline information on species occurrence, behavior and
social structure of the local cetacean populations in order to obtain
scientific data to support conservation measures and adequate policies to
marine management.

The main species observed are short beaked common dolphin (*Delphinus
delphis*), common bottlenose dolphin (*Tursiops truncatus)* and harbour
porpoise (*Phocoena phocoena*), although other species such as minke
whale (*Balaenoptera
acutorostrata*) and fin whale (*Balaenoptera physalus*) can also be sighted.

The participants in our internships are young hard working individuals, who
are willing to contribute to the association and support on-going
activities, while experiencing fieldwork at sea, learn data collection and
processing methodologies and be part of AIMM team of researchers and marine
biologists for a period of time. All team members and participants share
accommodation, house tasks, knowledge and experience in an environmental
friendly and multicultural environment.

*WHERE:* Albufeira, Algarve, Portugal

*WHEN:* Field season starts in the 1st May and ends in 31st October 2015,
the minimum internship attendance is 7 days starting preferably on Mondays.

*COST:* 500€ per 7 day period. If you stay for more than 4 or 8 weeks, we
are able to make a discount (10 or 25% respectively). In the fee it's
included accommodation, main meals, field work transport costs and

*FIELDWORK *(at sea in opportunity & dedicated platforms) is dependent on
weather and seat availability in the dolphin watching boats. Field days can
be intense, especially in the peak of Summer but are fulfilling and good
fun. The interns will be train to:

·    On-board surveys of marine species occurrence.

·     Record track on GPS

·      Collect data on behavior, group size, species, etc.

·      Photo-identification.

*DATA ANALYSIS *(in the accommodation and marina) will be in a daily basis
and related to:

·      Entry data on databases and spread cheats.

·       Photo-identification processing.

·       Preliminary data interpretation.

Interns are *EXPECTED* to:

·       Be above the age of 16.

·       Have a mature attitude towards marine mammal research and

·       Be autonomous and quickly operational.

·       Be able to live and work in an international team and mainly
outdoors at sea.

·       Speak English.

·       Participate for minimum 7 days.

*Preference in internship dates availability will be given* to those who

·       Relevant marine mammal field experience

·       Working experience on research vessels

·       Experience working from dolphin/whale watching platforms

·       Experience in photo-identification

·       Professional cameras that can be used for photo-ID

·       Availability to stay for longer periods of time


Applicants should fill up the online application form in our website at:

After the confirmation e-mail, send your CV with updated photo and personal
statement on which are your expectations and why do you want to work with
AIMM to: interns at aimm-portugal.org with the subject “Internship 2015”.

Applicants will be contact to arrange internship dates and details.

Applications will be accepted during all season, however, early application
is recommended due to limited vacancies.

​*We hope you can join us in Algarve, Portugal, for an enriching and
unforgettable experience with AIMM. *​

*Contacts*: interns at aimm-portugal.org | www.aimmportugal.org |
                                 *facebook*: AIMM


Ana Catarina Henriques

Bióloga & Coordenadora de Estagiários

Biologist & Interns Coordinator

Associação para Investigação do Meio Marinho

*Marine Environment Research Association*


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