[MARMAM] INTERNS: Marine Mammal Research Internship

Art Mackay art at bayoffundy.ca
Sun Jan 18 06:27:34 PST 2015


The IMMS Research Internship Program is designed as a way for students 
interested in a career in marine science to gain valuable research 
experience in a real-world setting. Interns will participate with 
multiple projects involving bottlenose dolphins, sea turtles and 
diamondback terrapins. As an intern, you will be trained in all aspects 
of dolphin photo-id research, sea turtle satellite tracking, and other 
current research projects at IMMS. Interns will also participate in 
other operations at IMMS including stranding response, education, and 
animal care. Our goal is to give Interns a well-rounded experience in a 
variety of areas while providing expert training and experience in 
marine science research.

Interns must:

  * Commit to a minimum of at least 12 weeks. The internship can be
    extended depending on work performance.
  * Be available to work Mon-Fri and must be available for all boat
    trips. Some field days may fall on the weekends.
  * Have strong sense of responsibility, work ethic, attention to
    detail, and ability to admit mistakes.
  * Produce high quality research efforts and exhibit strong
    interpersonal skills.
  * *Principle Duties include*: data entry, searching and cataloging
    journal articles, learning all research protocols, cropping and
    sorting photo-id fin images, learning to use photo-id programs such
    as Darwin (fin matching software), and FinBase (Microsoft Access),
    boat based field research (21€™ and 31€™ boats), and learn how to
    use ArcGIS
  * *Secondary Duties involve*: Assisting with animal care staff,
    attending marine mammal necropsies, responding to marine mammal and
    sea turtle strandings, and assisting with educational tours.
  * *Field days: *Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water
    and on shore in sometimes extreme seasonal conditions. Seasonal
    temperatures range from over 100 °F in summer to 30 °F in winter.
    Field days typically exceed eight hours and occur at least two or
    three times a week.

Applicants must be 18 or older and must have a genuine interest in 
marine research. Applicants should be actively pursuing a college degree 
or be a recent graduate in oceanography, marine science/biology, 
biology, or a related field. Previous research experience in any 
capacity is a plus. Applicants must be able and willing to fulfill all 
duties outlined for this Internship Program. This is an unpaid position 
and Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation. 
Once accepted, IMMS staff will be able to assist Interns in suggesting 
suitable housing options and locations.

*Deadline to Apply for the Summer Session (5/4/15 - 7/24/15 and 6/8/15 
- 8/28/15) is March 1, 2014*

*Please visit **http://imms.org/internship.php**for application and full 

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