[MARMAM] CETASMUS 2017 – Internship in North Western Mediterranean Sea

Pao Tepsich paola.tepsich at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 06:36:37 PST 2017


CIMA Research Foundation is a private non-profit research organization
aimed at the advancement of science and engineering in environmentally
related fields, focusing on public health and safety, civil protection and
the preservation of terrestrial and water-related ecosystems.


CIMA RF is based in Savona,Italy, and it is seeking
undergraduate/postgraduate students for the CETASMUS PROGRAM 2017. General
details about the CETASMUS program can be found here
(*http://www.cimafoundation.org/cetasmus-programme/
<http://www.cimafoundation.org/cetasmus-programme/>*).


CETASMUS foresees two different types of internship:



   -

   *Field Internship*: aim of the internship is to provide hands on
   experience on cetacean surveys. Interns will be involved in all the surveys
   of a specific project. As office work is not foreseen for this type of
   internship, interns will have free time when not involved in sea surveys.
   Field internship is particularly indicated for students willing to gain
   field experience and also needing time to prepare exams or personal
   projects (without supervision)

   -

   *Research Internship*: aim of the internship is to provide hands on
   experience on cetacean research, from data collection at sea to data
   analysis. Interns will be involved in surveys of their specific project AND
   will be trained on data-entry and data analysis. Office work can be used
   for the development of a thesis / internship report. Free time will be
   agreed directly with supervisor.


Open positions refer to two different projects :

*FERRIES* – this project is held in collaboration with a national ferry
company. CETASMUS interns will be on-board of ferries operating between
Italy and Corsica /Sardinia at least twice a week and they will be part of
the Marine Mammal Observer team working on the ferries.

*3-4 Field Interns (minimum commitment 2 months)*

*1 Research Interns (Preferably MSc Student – minimum commitment 6 months)*

*WHALE WATCHING* – this project is held in collaboration with two whale
watching operators. Surveys are usually 4-6 hours a day and are organized
daily.

*3-6 Field Interns (minimum commitment 1 month)*

*1 Research Interns (Preferably MSc Student - minimum commitment 6 months)*


Because of the training required, preference will be given to interns
applying for longer periods. Interns applying as Research interns must be
able to commit for the entire survey season (May-September). Please note
that we strongly encourage student willing to write a thesis to consider
some extra time after survey season, as survey season is intense.


Qualifications

- Applicants must be reliable, motivated and team oriented, have a positive
attitude as well as a genuine interest in marine mammal sciences;

- Applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in biology,
environmental sciences or a related major;

- Applicants must be adaptable and patient as fieldwork is highly weather
dependent. This means long consecutive days in the field when weather
permits while no cruises during bad weather periods;

- Previous field experience is preferred.

These positions are an excellent opportunity for undergraduate and graduate
students interested in pursuing a career in marine mammal research to
strengthen their skills and above all to gain practical experience in the
field.

These are unpaid positions and successful applicants are responsible for
their own transportation expenses to and from Italy and for accommodation in
Savona during the entire staying.

All costs related to at sea surveys will be covered by CIMA RF

If you are interested in applying for these positions, please submit your
CV and a cover letter with contact information of at least one reference
and specifying the desired position to cetasmus
<cetasmus at cimafoundation.org>*@cimafoundation.org*
<cetasmus at cimafoundation.org>



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