[MARMAM] Soundwatch Boater Education Program Internship
elizabeth at whalemuseum.org
Fri Feb 26 17:58:13 PST 2016
The Whale Museum’s Soundwatch Boater Education Program: 2016 Summer Internship
Soundwatch, The Whale Museum is a successful and internationally acclaimed education and monitoring program working to reduce vessel disturbance to orcas and other marine wildlife in the Salish Sea region of Washington State (USA) and British Columbia (Canada). Data from this critical program characterizes vessel activity trends around endangered orcas and other marine wildlife.
Internship is based in Friday Harbor, Washington: minimum of 12 weeks between May 15th and September 30th, 20 – 30 hours a week, Monday – Sunday. Interns will receive a small monthly stipend and shared affordable housing is likely.
Key Tasks and Responsibilities:
Assist with seasonal vessel patrols
Assist with boater education on and off the water on regional/federal guidelines and regulations
Assist with data collection while monitoring vessel activities around whales
Assist with data entry and volunteer organization and training
Field days: Interns must be able to spend many hours on the water sometimes in extreme seasonal conditions for typically eight hours and 2-4 days a week
Applicant requirements: At least 18 years of age, physically fit (able to lift 40 lbs), must be able to swim, not easily susceptible to seasickness. Interns will need a valid US passport or an enhanced driver's license and CPR/First Aid certification.
HOW TO APPLY FOR INTERNSHIP POSITION:
Please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references. Be sure to include what dates you can start/end.
Applications accepted until March 30th, 2016.
Decisions will be made by April 15th, 2016.
PLEASE SEND APPLICATION MATERIALS TO:
P.O. Box 945
Friday Harbor, Washington 98250
Or email (preferred) to: [ soundwatch at whalemuseum.org ]( mailto:soundwatch at whalemuseum.org )
Please visit The Whale Museum’s Web site for more information on Soundwatch: [ http://www.whalemuseum.org/programs/soundwatch/soundwatch.html ]( http://www.whalemuseum.org/programs/soundwatch/soundwatch.html )
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