[MARMAM] Internships onboard a ferry boat on Madeira Archipelago, Portugal

Rita Ferreira ritabferreira at gmail.com
Mon Feb 4 08:02:36 PST 2019


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.
CIIMAR-Madeira is a part of the Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM),a
research unit within the Regional Agency for the Development of Research,
Technology and Innovation (ARDITI). OOM seeks to become a centre of
excellence dedicated to research and permanent monitoring of the ocean.
This initiative brings together a multidisciplinary scientific community,
joining several institutions with the aim of promoting cooperation and
resource optimization.

For more information about CIIMAR-Madeira and OOM please visit
*http://home.ciimarmadeira.org/
<http://home.ciimarmadeira.org/> and http://oom.arditi.pt
<http://oom.arditi.pt> *



*CIIMAR-Madeira/OOM/ARDITI is looking for interns to help with our marine
mammals’ research project (CETUS project) based in Madeira Island,
Portugal.*



We are currently filling positions for:



April-May 2019

June – mid August 2019







*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. 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;

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

- 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 17th February.



If you are interested in interning with CIIMAR-Madeira/OOM/ARDITI, please
send a CV and a letter of interest stating your qualifications for this
position to rita.ferreira at oom.arditi.pt.





Thank you,

Rita Ferreira, MSc

CIIMAR-Madeira,

OOM-ARDITI

Phone: *+351291721246 <+351%20291%20721%20246>*
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