[MARMAM] Dolphin Research Center Fall Research Internship- June 1st Deadline

Katy Donegan katy at dolphins.org
Thu May 19 12:52:35 PDT 2016

*Dolphin Research Center Internships*

Dolphin Research Center (DRC) is currently accepting applications for
Research Interns for the Fall term. DRC is a not-for-profit education and
research facility, home to a family of dolphins and sea lions.  DRC is
located on Grassy Key, in the heart of the Florida Keys.

Internships at DRC are an exciting way to develop career skills as well as
an opportunity to see how a marine mammal facility operates. Research
interns participate in DRC's ongoing behavioral, cognitive, and field
research projects, giving them broad exposure to a variety of research
methodologies. Interns receive extensive on-the-job training in observing
marine mammal behavior, collecting observational data, working with
research equipment, and assisting with experimental research sessions.  Note:
conducting your own research projects is not part of this position.

Specific job duties include:

·         Collecting observational behavioral data

·         Preparing stimuli for cognitive research sessions

·         Assisting in setting up and tearing down equipment for cognitive
and acoustic research sessions

·         Operating video equipment

·         Entering or scanning data into the computer for analysis

·         General support of the facility through participation in the
volunteer resource pool (facility maintenance, bird care, assisting with
public programs, guest interactions, etc.)

Internships require a minimum of a 16-week commitment, 40 hours per week.
The internship is unpaid, and interns are responsible for providing their
own housing. DRC will provide assistance in locating housing and/or
matching up interns and volunteers desiring roommates. Successful
candidates will be ready and willing to learn, self-motivated, and
flexible. Prior research experience is recommended but not required.

The deadline to apply is *June 1st*. To apply, you must download the
application available at www.dolphins.org. Click "Research", and then
"Internship Information”.

The application, and all associated materials (resume, transcript, and
letters of rec.) must be *mailed* to DRC.

Select publications:

*King, S.L., Guarino, E., Keaton, L., Erb, L., & Jaakkola, K. (2016).
Maternal signature whistle use aids mother-calf reunions in a bottlenose
dolphin,**Tursiops truncatus. Behavioural Processes**,* *126**,** 64-70.*

*King, S. L., Guarino, E., Donegan, K., Hecksher, J., & Jaakkola, K (in
press). Further insights into postpatrum signature whistle use in
bottlenose dolphins* *(Tursiops truncatus). Marine Mammal Science.*

Jaakkola, K. (2014). Do animals understand invisible displacement? A
critical review. *Journal of Comparative Psychology*, Vol. 128, No. 3,

Jaakkola, K., Guarino, E., Rodriguez, M., & Hecksher, J. (2013). Switching
strategies: A dolphin's use of passive and active acoustics to imitate
motor actions*. Animal Cognition, 16,* 701-709.

Jaakkola, K. (2012). Cetacean cognitive specializations. In J. Vonk & T.
Shackleford (Eds.), *The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Evolutionary
Psychology* (pp. 144–165). New York: Oxford University Press.

Jaakkola, K., *Guarino, E.*, & Rodriguez, M. (2010).  Blindfolded imitation
in a bottlenose dolphin   (*Tursiops truncatus*).  *International Journal
of Comparative Psychology*, 23, 671-688.

Jaakkola, K., Guarino, E., Rodriguez, M., Erb, L., & Trone, M. (2010). What
do dolphins (*Tursiops truncatus*) understand about hidden objects?  *Animal
Cognition, 13*, 103-120.

Jaakkola, K., Fellner, W., Erb, L., Rodriguez, A. M., & Guarino, E.
(2005).  Understanding the concept of numerically “less” by bottlenose
dolphins (*Tursiops truncatus*).  *Journal of Comparative Psychology*.
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