[MARMAM] REQUEST FOR INTERNS: 'RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING BEST PRACTICE’

Dylan Walker dylan at planetwhale.com
Fri Jun 19 05:54:59 PDT 2015


Dear colleagues,


*REQUEST FOR INTERNS TO ASSIST PRODUCTION OF ‘BEST PRACTICE FRAMEWORK FOR
RESPONSIBLE WHALE WATCHING’*



*BACKGROUND*

The World Cetacean Alliance (WCA) is the world’s largest Partnership
working to protect whales, dolphins and porpoises (cetaceans). Together we
represent 70 Partners in 35 countries worldwide. Through cooperation, the
Partners of the World Cetacean Alliance aim to conserve and protect
cetaceans and their habitats in the world’s oceans, seas and rivers, to
ensure their continued health and survival. The WCA is committed to
developing and implementing new concepts for responsible whale and dolphin
watching tourism with the potential to inspire and educate millions of
people.


We are looking for two post-graduates with relevant qualifications to
assist with producing a report on best practice in responsible whale and
dolphin watching for destinations worldwide. We view this as the essential
next step to ensuring that the whale and dolphin watching industry becomes
more responsible and sustainable.


The successful interns will assist our team in creating a *Best Practice
Framework *for all destinations. This Best Practice Framework will be used
by destinations promoting or developing whale and dolphin watching to guide
and inform the localised standards that may already exist. In addition, by
showcasing effective models within this Framework it will also assist those
destinations either starting up, or with limited resources, particularly in
the developing world, by illustrating the models most likely to lead to
success for them.


*REQUIREMENTS*


We are looking for two interns with good research and report writing
capabilities to gather information and write, in collaboration with other
authors, a Best Practice Framework for Responsible Whale Watching
destinations. The roles will require excellent written and communication
skills, including designing and implementing survey questionnaires, calling
and writing to whale watching stakeholders around the world, and report
writing. Some calls will need to be made during unsociable hours.


*WHERE*


Interns will be based at the World Cetacean Alliance office in Brighton,
UK.


*WHEN*


The internship will last for eight weeks from early July until the end of
August. There is also an opportunity to present findings at the World Whale
Conference, Azores, 26-30 October.


*BENEFITS*

·       1. Interns will benefit from the support, experience, and
networking opportunities provided by the World Cetacean Alliance and its
Partners

·        2. Interns will be named authors on the report

·        3. WCA will cover the cost of travel (UK to Portugal) and
accommodation to attend the World Whale Conference in October to present
the findings of the report. This will also be an excellent opportunity to
meet and network with people working in the travel industry


*HOW TO APPLY*

Applicants should send their CV and a short covering email describing why
they are interested in this internship to Dylan Walker at:
dylan at worldcetaceanalliance.org before 30 June 2015.


World Cetacean Alliance

Studio 3

Lower Promenade

Madeira Drive

Brighton

BN2 1ET

United Kingdom

www.worldcetaceanalliance.org

Tel: +44 (0)1273 355011
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