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

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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 (http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/).

Internships are for enthusiastic individuals to gain marine field
experience. As an intern you will assist marine ecologists with their
field research, living and working together in a remote field-station
in the coast rainforest of Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia. For more
information on the current research see
http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/whale and 'recent research' at
http://whalelab.geog.uvic.ca/research.

We currently have a few spots left in June! Sessions run May 31-June13
or June 13-June 26 with two or four week options available.

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!

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.


 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

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.

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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