[MARMAM] Wild dolphin research opportunities (Summer 2020)

Kel Melillo Sweeting kmelillo at dolphincommunicationproject.org
Thu Jan 23 06:40:16 PST 2020

The Dolphin Communication Project (DCP, www.dolphincommunicationproject.org)
is currently seeking students (currently enrolled, non-matriculated or
recent grads) for two different programs during summer 2020.
Position/Program details, with remaining spaces, are listed below.

DCP's mission is to promote the scientific study of dolphins and inspire
their conservation. With research ongoing since 1991, our questions focus
primarily on communication and behavior among dolphins. Our Bimini, Bahamas
research site is where we study wild Atlantic spotted and bottlenose
dolphins, maintaining photo-ID catalogs with over 250 individuals. A full
publication list is available on our website. All programs may qualify for
academic credit, however it the student's responsibility to arrange this
with their home institution. DCP can provide a letter confirming
participation and contact hours. Additional reading material and/or
assignments can be assigned. All positions will remain open until filled,
however we are eager to fill all remaining positions as soon as possible.

Summer Internship:
Number of vacancies: 2
Dates: Exact Dates TBD, June - mid-August 2020
Locations: 2 weeks at Port Saint Lucie, Florida office; 4+ weeks at Bimini,
Bahamas field site, 2+ weeks back at Florida office
Deadline: Rolling; Applications will be reviewed starting Feb 7
Requirements: At least 18 years of age, Able to swim, Comfort on boats and
in hot climates, Good communication, writing skills and attention to
detail, Ability to work in pairs and independently, Excitement over
travel/living in new places, Meet legal requirements for short term travel
in USA and The Bahamas, Proficiency with Excel, Relaxed when speaking to
new people, including small groups, Willingness to receive, absorb and
adjust to constructive criticism/feedback

June Research Experience:
Number of vacancies: 4
Dates: 21 - 26 June 2020 (though most will arrive a day or two early)
Location: Bimini, The Bahamas
Note: This is a more relaxed, flexible program than the summer internship
with participants able to choose their level of involvement/hours of work.
Requirements: At least 18 years of age (younger students welcome, but must
be accompanied by an adult who will supervise at all times), Able to swim,
Comfort on boats and in hot climates, Excitement over travel/living in new
places, in group setting, Meet legal requirements for short term travel in
The Bahamas

All questions can be directed to Kel Sweeting at kelly at dcpmail.org.


Kelly Melillo Sweeting, M.Sc.
Research Associate & Bimini Research Manager
Dolphin Communication Project
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