[MARMAM] HAWAII MARINE ANIMAL RESPONSE: MARINE DEBRIS & MARINE OPERATIONS INTERNSHIP

Carissa Cabrera carissa.cabrera at h-mar.org
Sat Sep 14 11:38:06 PDT 2019


Hawaii Marine Animal Response is now accepting applications for our new
Marine Debris and Marine Operations Internship. Our operations in the
fields of marine debris and marine operations support two primary missions:
(1) conducting marine debris surveys and removal operations, and (2)
building and maintaining capacity to support offshore marine animal
response and stranding support.



Internship dates are flexible but a commitment of 12 weeks is required.

Marine Debris Responsibilities: MDP interns will be play a significant role
in the execution of marine debris program activities such as underwater
cleaning of near-shore waters to remove hazardous marine debris on snorkel
and SCUBA, data collection and management, and supporting volunteer dive
teams throughout the island of Oahu. At least 50% of this internship is
in-water activities, meaning successful applicants will have strong
understanding and confidence in dive safety and small boat operations.



Marine Operations Responsibilities: HMAR’s marine operations assets include
access and two small vessels to clean Oahu nearshore areas. A 14-foot
inflatable boat and a WaveRunner jetski with tow boards are used to execute
offshore dives. Experience with small boat operation is highly desired to
ensure the safety and efficiency of dives.



Other Responsibilities:  Each intern can be assigned to other projects in
different areas of the organization to gain a wider variety of skills, e.g.
education and outreach, field response, rescue support, and/or social media
depending on the needs of the organization.

Positions are unpaid. Interns must have their own transportation. Housing is
not provided. A minimum commitment of 20 hours per week is expected of
volunteers. We do offer 40 hour per week internships as well.

Qualifications:

Must be at least Rescue certified on SCUBA with DAN dive insurance at the
“Preferred,” level. Small boat operation experience is highly desired.

Must be comfortable on small boats and in marine operations environments
including open-ocean conditions.



Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.



Must be able to demonstrate your diving and physical ability.



Must be adaptable, responsible, hardworking, willing to learn,
and have attention to detail.

Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.

Must be willing to engage in a positive and informative manner
with volunteers and members of the public on a regular basis.

Must expect to work 20 hours per week, which can include scheduling dives,
data entry, executing dives, categorizing debris, and summarizing findings.

To Apply: Visit http://h-mar.org/apply and fill out your internship
application. Additional materials including cover letter, CV and references
are also required. Due to the high number of applications, only qualified
candidates will be contacted and applications will be reviewed and offers
extended on a first-in basis.

For questions, reach out to Carissa Cabrera, Programs Manager at
Carissa.cabrera at h-mar.org.

Learn more at http://h-mar.org"
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