[MARMAM] Deadline Approaching - Marine Animal Response Internships in Hawaii

Carissa Cabrera carissacabrera1 at gmail.com
Tue Oct 22 11:55:18 PDT 2019


JOIN OUR FIELD RESPONSE TEAM on the beautiful island of Oahu in the State
of Hawaii. We are accepting applications for interns for our Spring 2020
internship period. The deadline is November 30, 2019 however applications
will be reviewed and positions will be assigned as responses are received
so apply soon. Here is more detail about this opportunity.



ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION



Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) is the field operations arm of Hawaii
Marine Mammal Alliance Inc. and is the largest Hawaii-based non-profit
marine species conservation and response organization. We cover nearly 300
miles of coastline on the islands of Oahu and Molokai with our team of
volunteers, interns and staff. We are a U.S. based 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization dedicated to the preservation, conservation and stewardship of
Hawaii's protected marine species and our ocean ecosystem. We focus our
work on marine species whose natural behaviors and habitat put animals in
close proximity to and are therefore most affected by human impacts. These
species include the endangered Hawaiian monk seal, the threatened green sea
turtle, the endangered hawksbill sea turtle and several vulnerable seabird
species. HMAR is supported by private donations, corporate funding and
government grants and operates under partnerships with the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
the State of Hawaii and others. More information about HMAR is available at
http://h-mar.org.



FIELD RESPONSE TEAM INTERN DUTIES:



- Responding to sightings of endangered or threatened marine species such
as Hawaiian monk seals and sea turtles to provide shoreline response to
haul-outs and strandings.

- Perform or assist in field escalations, interventions, stranding support
and rescues.

- Report on animal behavior, provide animal assessment information, provide
photo-documentation and other important data used in protected marine
species research, health management and species recovery efforts.

- Perform outreach to the public to teach sustainable human interaction and
fishery behaviors and encourage stewardship of protected marine species and
the ocean ecosystem.

- Participate in dispatch and reporting activity such as the taking and
documenting phone call reports of marine species activity, coordinating
field response activity, data entry and generating reports.



LOCATION: These positions require on-island travel throughout the island of
Oahu in the State of Hawaii.



FIELD RESPONSE TEAM (FRT) INTERN GENERAL REQUIREMENTS:



- This is an un-paid internship that requires the intern to live on the
island of Oahu in the State of Hawaii for the period beginning 2 weeks
prior to the start of the internship until the end of the internship. The
intern is responsible for all lodging, living and transportation costs
associated with the internship.

- U.S. citizenship or possession of a passport and all applicable visas and
work permits are needed prior to and during the internship period.

- 18 or more years of age.

- English language fluency.

- Must be a degree-seeking student or a graduate of a college or university
program associated with one of the following courses of study: marine
biology, marine ecology, conservation, environmental science or a related
field.

- Minimum grade point average (GPA). For college/university graduates, a
2.7 cumulative GPA prior to the internship. For current students, a 2.7
cumulative GPA prior to and during the internship.

- If college credit for this internship is desired it is the responsibility
of the intern to obtain necessary approvals from the applicable college or
university.

- Ability to walk in sandy, rocky and unstable shoreline conditions for 2
miles.

- Ability to work outdoors in a sunny, rainy, windy and hot climate.

- Ability to lift and carry a minimum of 75 pounds for 100 feet in
shoreline beach and rocky conditions.

- Ability to swim required.

- Ability to maintain a calm demeanor in potentially stressful conditions.

- Possess a team-based work ethic and attitude.

- Acceptance of our Intern Policies, Waivers, Releases and Indemnifications
agreement.

- Attend mandatory in-field or classroom training sessions as required.

- Possess an interest in and a desire to engage with the public.

- Must have access to a reliable car or truck (truck preferred) during the
internship period. Motorcycles or scooters will not be sufficient.

- Possession a valid drivers license.

- Proof of automobile insurance carrying Hawaii minimum liability coverage
levels.

- Access to a cellular phone with 4G data service and camera.

- Access to binoculars with at least a 10X magnification level, OR access
to a digital camera (not a smartphone) with at least a 35X zoom lens and
Wi-Fi capability. One of these two items is required.



FIELD RESPONSE TEAM (FRT) INTERNSHIP ACTIVITY EXPECTATIONS:



- Internship term: Minimum of 3 months (may be extended for up to 1 year
upon mutual agreement). Start date for 3-month minimum internship is
somewhat flexible but must be between December 15, 2019 and January 15,
2020. Interns must be on Oahu, settled and ready to begin training at least
2 weeks prior to the internship start date.

- Hours per week: 20 hours minimum, however due to the unpredictable nature
of marine animal response the intern may sometimes be required to work
beyond, or outside of, their normal scheduled hours. Work hours flexibility
is required. Travel time to and from training and field response locations
is not included in these minimum hours. The intern must be able and willing
to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays.

- The intern must be available for response anywhere on the Island of Oahu
in the State of Hawaii.



FIELD RESPONSE TEAM (FRT) INTERNSHIP DEADLINE AND APPLICATION PROCESS:



The deadline for Spring 2020 internships is November 30, 2019 however
applications will be reviewed and internship positions will be assigned as
they are received so apply soon. To apply, please go to
http://h-mar.org/apply and complete the online application. IN ADDITION to
completion of the online application, please submit the following
information via email to KELSEY.WHEELER at H-MAR.ORG.



(1) A cover letter of interest, maximum of 1 page, including your dates of
availability.

(2) Confirmation that you have, or will have, access to a reliable car or
truck during the internship period (truck preferred).

(3) A resume describing your training, experience, relevant skills and GPA
(maximum of 2 pages).

(4) Names and contact information for three references.



Your application cannot be considered unless both the online application
and the required documents listed above are received. We look forward to
receiving your application and thank you for your interest in Hawaii Marine
Animal Response (HMAR).
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