[MARMAM] CETASMUS 2020– Internship in North Western Mediterranean Sea

Pao Tepsich paola.tepsich at gmail.com
Wed Jan 8 08:11:21 PST 2020

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 2020.

General details about the CETASMUS program can be found here (

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.

We are currently looking for *FIELD INTERNS* who will join our research

Open positions refer to two different projects:

·  FERRIES – this project is held in collaboration with a national ferry
company. CETASMUS interns will be on-board of ferries operating between
Italy and Corsica at least twice a week and they will be part of the Marine
Mammal Observer team working on the ferries. Calendar of surveys is
available at the beginning of the season, allowing interns to organize in
advance their free time

*2 Field Interns (4 months, from June to end of September)*

· ZIPHIUS – this is an interdisciplinary project aimed to study Cuvier’s
beaked whale population in the Ligurian Sea. Surveys are conducted on board
of our research vessels and last usually 3-4 consecutive days. CETASMUS
interns will assist research team on board both on data collection and
vessel routine (cooking, cleaning and so on). Surveys are highly weather
depending so free time will be arranged according to surveys schedule,
which will be decided on a daily basis.

*2 Field Interns (4 months, from June to end of September)*

*Even if applications for shorter periods will be accepted, considering the
training required preference will be given to interns applying for the
entire period (June-September). *


- Applicants must have previous field experience in marine mammal surveys.

- Applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in biology,
environmental sciences or a related major;

- Applicants must be reliable, motivated and team oriented, have a positive
attitude as well as a genuine interest in marine mammal sciences;

- 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;

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

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 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
to: cetasmus at cimafoundation.org

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