[MARMAM] 2016 Marine Wildlife Summer Internship with NECWA

Carol Carson krillcarson at me.com
Sun Jan 17 06:29:46 PST 2016

Marine Wildlife Internship Program - Summer 2016 Season

Sponsored by the New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA)

The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is seeking qualified upper level high school, college, and graduate students for our Marine Wildlife Internship Program. NECWA interns work alongside staff members to conduct a variety of educational programs, research projects, and conservation activities. Our internship program provides a comprehensive experience in the field of marine biology that is meaningful and essential for those interested in the field of marine science. 

Summer Internships can begin at any time in the spring or early summer, and typically require a 3 to 4-month commitment. Interns work a 30 to 40-hour workweek. Internship positions are non-paid and can be coordinated privately or through a school or university program. Interns must provide their own transportation to and from work areas, and housing is not provided. 

Internship activities include:

The collection of sighting, environmental, and behavioral data aboard a commercial whale-watching company out of Plymouth Harbor (Plymouth and Provincetown Whale Watch) operating May through October. When offshore, interns act as research assistants and are engaged in educational outreach and data collection.
Data input and analysis including sighting and environmental data into Microsoft Excel and FileMaker Pro.  
Learning photo-identification techniques that utilize Adobe Photoshop to process photographic images of individual humpback whales and other marine wildlife.
Attendance at weekly summer seminars sponsored by NECWA.
Participating at summer festivals and other community events in the New England area.
Experience with public speaking at various community programs.
Assistance with educational development and program presentations.
Educational outreach and interaction with the public at various venues.
And when applicable, assistance at strandings and necropsies of ocean sunfish and sea turtles on the shores of southeast MA, including the beaches of Cape Cod.
NECWA also has positions available for those who are more interested in land-based activities related to:

Program development and fundraising activities that support our community education and outreach planning. 
Graphic design projects that support our educational outreach activities and conservation programs. 
Computer programing and software manipulation, including that of Autodesk Maya, a 3-D computer graphics program. 
The New England Coastal Wildlife Alliance (NECWA) is a non-profit organization based in southeastern MA. We are dedicated to the protection and conservation of the unique coastal marine wildlife off New England. We conduct field research on a number of species of marine animals in an effort to advance our understandings of their biology and ecology, as well as support conservation efforts on their behalf. Information collected through our research activities is also used to form the basis of our educational outreach activities within the New England community. 

To learn more about our internship program, go to our Marine Wildlife Internship webpage at http://necwa.org/internships.html <applewebdata://D18E56BF-7E58-46FF-BD8F-ABAE7AE1984C/%22ht>.

To apply:
Go to the NECWA website, print and fill out the formal application. Mail this form to NECWA at the address below.  
11 Clarence Soule Drive
Middleboro, MA  02346

Also, mail or email the material below to our Intern Coordinator, Dr. Mary Nash:
letter of intent,
and 1 letter of recommendation from a teacher or person that has worked with you.
Intern Coordinator, Dr. Mary Nash at mcnash at capecod.net <mailto:mcnash at capecod.net>.

To learn more about NECWA, visit us at:


Thank you, 
Dr. Mary C. Nash
NECWA Intern Coordinator
mcnash at capecod.net <mailto:mcnash at capecod.net>

11 Clarence Soule Drive
Middleboro, MA  02346

posted by
Carol "Krill" Carson
President, NECWA
krillcarson at mac.com

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