[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Internships with CIIMAR-Madeira, Portugal

Rita Ferreira ritabferreira at gmail.com
Mon Jun 5 04:08:15 PDT 2017

Dear all,

CIIMAR-Madeira is a private, non-profit organization based in Madeira
Island, Portugal. It is a unique organization specialized on insular
environments, which is currently involved in the development of fundamental
and applied scientific research, both in atmospheric and marine sciences.
For more information about CIIMAR-Madeira and our research please visit

CIIMAR-Madeira is looking for interns to help with our marine mammals’
research project based in Madeira Island, Portugal.

We are currently filling positions for:

Summer 2017 (mid August – October)

Fall 2017 (November-December)

Winter 2018 (January-March)

Spring 2018 (April-June)

Internship Details:

The interns will be enrolled in data collection on board ferries with a
fixed route between Madeira Island and Porto Santo Island. Food on board is
provided. These positions are unpaid but we encourage candidates to seek
grants where we can post as host institution. In order to cover for
logistic expenses, there is a monthly fee of 75eur. The internships are
generally 2 months in length, although exceptions can be made. Priority
will be given to those who can commit for longer periods of time.
Non-European candidates must cover their own insurance expenses.

Internship description:

- An intensive training on monitoring protocol, cetacean identification and
data processing and analysis;

- Sea surveys Madeira-Porto Santo;

- Data processing and analysis;

- Educational activities in local schools or to the general public (when

- Free time to visit Madeira and Porto Santo;

- Accident insurance.

Successful applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in
biology or related, be reliable, dedicated, adaptable and patient, as this
work is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive days of work at
sea. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing
a career in marine mammal research, this is an excellent opportunity to
learn and gain experience at sea.

Application deadline is 26th June.

If you are interested in interning with CIIMAR-Madeira, please send a CV
and a letter of interest to rita.ferreira at oom.arditi.pt.

Thank you,

Rita Ferreira, MsC



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