[MARMAM] Internship - Right Whale Research Program, Provincetown, MA USA

Stephanie Richardson srichardson at coastalstudies.org
Fri Sep 11 14:38:04 PDT 2015

Internship - Right Whale Research Program

Provincetown, MA - USA

The Center for Coastal Studies (CCS) is seeking right whale interns for the
upcoming 2016 winter/spring season (approximately January 1st to May 15th,

This person will work with both the aerial and habitat survey teams
documenting the abundance, distribution, and behavior of North Atlantic
right whales in Cape Cod Bay.  The intern will assist staff members in the
field with photographing right whales and collecting behavioral and
environmental data while on the waters of Cape Cod Bay.  The successful
applicant will also be responsible for a number of lab-based tasks
including database entry, downloading and cataloging images, and
photo-identification matching of images to known animals.  Interns are
required to work a minimum of four full days per week and must be available
for the full field season.



   A degree: preferably in biological/environmental sciences.

   Experience with digital SLR cameras.

   Data entry: basic computer skills in programs such as Office.


   Experience working on boats and ability to withstand harsh elements.

   Must work and live well in a team.

   Enthusiasm and willingness to learn field and lab based research methods.

   A valid US drivers license and personal transportation would be
   beneficial but is not essential.

   Shared housing will be provided along with a small stipend to cover
   general living expenses. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone
   wishing to expand their skills in marine mammal survey techniques and will
   offer the successful applicant the unique chance to work with a critically
   endangered cetacean species, the North Atlantic right whale.  This
   internship will afford the successful applicant an invaluable opportunity
   to work within a well-established institution, with highly-qualified
   scientists, and to gain experience in photo-identification, matching, data
   entry, and analysis.  Experience in oceanographic sampling will also be

CCS has a long history of conservation and research work with the North
Atlantic right whale, information about the CCS Right Whale Research
Program is available at:


Please submit cover letter, resume, college transcripts (unofficial are
sufficient), and contact information for two professional references
together in one PDF document by October 15, 2015 to:

Stephanie Richardson

Human Resource Manager

Email: srichardson at coastalstudies.org

115 Bradford Street

Provincetown, MA 02657

Stephanie Richardson
Human Resource Manager
Center for Coastal Studies
115 Bradford Street
Provincetown, MA 02657
t. (508) 487-3622 Ext. 113
f. (508) 487-4495
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