[MARMAM] CETASMUS 2018 – Internship in North Western Mediterranean Sea

Pao Tepsich paola.tepsich at gmail.com
Mon Feb 26 02:39:19 PST 2018


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 2018. General
details about the CETASMUS program can be found here (
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 one project:



·  ZIPHIUS – interns will be on-board of CIMA Research vessel operating in
north western Mediterranean sea. Surveys typically lasts 2-3 consecutive
days and are held according to weather conditions. Main aim of surveys is
studying Cuvier’s beaked population in the area.

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



*Because of the training required, preference will be given to interns
applying for longer periods. *



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 (photo-id / visual census ).



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 at cimafoundation.org



Positions are open until filled






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