[MARMAM] Last remaining Marine Mammal Research and Intern Opportunity in Croatia

mag. Darja Ribaric Vivamar darja.ribaric at vivamar.org
Thu Feb 26 07:45:53 PST 2015

Vivamar Society, founded in 2002,

is offering the intern opportunity in the research activity of Bottlenose dolphins along the western coast off Istria, Croatia, in the heart of Europe. 

This is an excellent offer to students that would like to, besides doing a research, visit a new country, yet to help in conservation of the last remaining marine mammals in the NE Adriatic. 

The situation is interesting due to the growing anthropogenic pressures which need to be reported and spoken out by research, in order to reduce/prevent a subpopulation’s decline.  

VIVAMAR teams are small and can therefore offer intense connection between the team members and a dedicated attention of a researcher to the motivated students. The program comprises lectures on Marine Ecology, Marine Mammals of the Adriatic Sea, other large vertebrates in the Adriatic and their role for the Marine Ecosystem balance, daily research on the field, including learning of the methods, data analysis and possible engagement in Vivamar awareness activities to the local people. Along the interns will learn how to prepare and deliver the key messages, which might remain as a good learning experience also for the everyday life and later for the employment.

The available team dates are (arrival & departure is within the week due to the airfare cost reduction):



27th APR - 7th MAY




15th MAY - 25th MAY




26th JUN - 6th JUL




10th JUL - 20th JUL




14th AUG - 24th AUG




28th AUG - 7th SEP


Vivamar is self financed society, therefore intern participation is crucial for the programme survival. Intern positions are therefore unpaid. 


The price for an 11 day intern team duration is 965 EUR. 



This is an all-inclusive rate.

The price doesn’t include the transportation to and from the research site and the health insurance.

For more information please visit www.vivamar.org/en and write to info at vivamar.org to apply and obtain a welcome pack, logistic details, code of conduct and payment options (PayPal etc.).

 Required Qualifications and conditins for Interns 

ª       min work on a programme 4-6 hours/day; you will work 8 days out of 11,

ª       strong interest in the study of marine mammals, positive attitude to the other team members, 

ª       being able to recognize the importance of Dolphin conservation & research for the local Marine Ecosystem and through this Vivamar efforts in the area,

ª        independent work, as well as in the group, 

ª       basic computer literacy in Microsoft Officem and possible ability in writing the reports (or at least a will to learn that);

How to Apply 

Please send us an interest inquiry to  <mailto:info at vivamar.org> info at vivamar.org  along with the short CV summary and a cover letter describing your background experiences and interests...


As a hint: less important, but not negligible, are the beautiful sites within the research area. An attractive geographical position will make  a perfect possibility for a holiday extension.  


Meet you in this summer in Istria for Dolphin Conservation,


DARJA RIBARIČ, MPhil in biol.
President and Head researcher
VIVAMAR Society for the Sustainable Development for the Sea

Dolphin Research & Conservation / Marine Wildlife Awareness 



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