[MARMAM] Sea Otter Program Research Internship

AJohnson at mbayaq.org AJohnson at mbayaq.org
Wed Jul 20 18:21:09 PDT 2016

Sea Otter Program Research Intern Winter/Spring 2017

The Monterey Bay Aquarium's Sea Otter Research and Conservation program is seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to assist staff with field observations and data collection of wild sea otters around the Monterey Peninsula and in Monterey Bay.

Project responsibilities include, but are not limited to, collecting data in the field from shore and occasionally on a small boat using radio telemetry equipment and making visual observations with spotting scopes. Interns will record daily re-sights, movement patterns and forage observations, and activity budget data on marked individual wild sea otters.

Qualified applicants must be able to work in a team environment, as well as independently without direct supervision, and must have good communication skills.


 *   At least 18 years of age
 *   Current undergraduate or graduate student at an accredited college or university
 *   Must be a student during the term immediately preceding the internship
 *   Must submit a resume of courses and/or experience relevant to the internship position
 *   Must provide a minimum of 2 letters of recommendation from college/university professors or faculty staff
 *   6-month commitment of 24 hours each week
 *   Valid driver's California driver's license
 *   Personal vehicle to use while in the field
 *   Cell phone
 *   Willingness to perform project task assignments on a flexible schedule, including weekends and late evenings
 *   Previous experience in a field work setting or behavioral data collection

Desired Skills

 *   Strong Interest in and awareness of animal behavior, natural history and marine science/ecology
 *   Willingness to stand out in the elements for up to 6 hours at a time
 *   Attention to detail
 *   Able to lift up to 50 pounds and walk short distance over hilly terrain
 *   Ability to multi-task
 *   Research, writing, and organizational skills
 *   Interpersonal skills and proven ability to work effectively with colleagues
 *   Proficiency with SharePoint a plus but not necessary
 *   Boat handling skills appreciated but not necessary
 *   Experience in behavioral observations a plus

 *   Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point and Access software

All internship opportunities are Unpaid or STEM Internships (STEM may include funding provided through your educational institution).

College credit may be available. Please refer to your College/University's student services division.

Please click here<https://montereybayaquarium.snaphire.com/jobdetails?ajid=Nr3X7> to apply for this internship.

Andrew Johnson
Sea Otter Research and Conservation Manager
P 831-648-7934    M 831-402-1851

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Monterey Bay Aquarium
886 Cannery Row, Monterey, CA 93940
Our mission is to inspire conservation of the ocean.

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