[MARMAM] Marine Mammal Response & Recovery Volunteer Internship Opportunity- Oahu, Hawaii

Aliza Milette-Winfree - NOAA Federal aliza.milette at noaa.gov
Thu Jan 23 16:00:54 PST 2020


*VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY*

Are you interested in a career working with marine mammals or endangered
species? The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands
Regional Office, in Honolulu, Hawaii, has a limited number of
volunteer internship
opportunities in marine mammal stranding response and Hawaiian monk seal
recovery for highly dedicated and motivated individuals. NMFS oversees marine
mammal health and stranding response activities, including responding to live
and dead cetaceans and monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands under the
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. NMFS
is also responsible for collecting endangered Hawaiian monk seal sighting data,
overseeing responses to Hawaiian monk seal haul outs and pupping events, and
other activities supporting monk seal recovery. For more information
on these programs
please visit: http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_marine_mammal_response.html

http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_hms_how_noaa_helps.html


*Duties:*

Volunteer interns will support NMFS staff and partners in conducting
marine mammal response and Hawaiian monk seal recovery activities,
with opportunities to be involved in a variety of ongoing projects,
including data collection, data entry and queries, answering the
marine mammal hotline, developing educational materials and outreach
products, assisting
with outreach events, trainings, and community engagement activities,
and other field duties as they arise. Volunteer interns may also have
opportunities to take part in live and dead marine mammal stranding
response, assisting with duties such as, monitoring animals of
concern, documentation and assessment, logistics, carcass retrieval,
and necropsies.

This opportunity will provide volunteer interns with a foundation in
endangered species management and marine mammal health and stranding
response. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in the
highly competitive field of marine mammal management, science, and
behavior while working side by side with professionals in the field of
wildlife
management and conservation biology.

*Requirements:*

·       *Must be a US
Citizen *

·       Commitment of *a minimum of 16 hours per week*
(Mon.-Fri. during regular business hours) with some additional weekend
availability for a *minimum of 6 months*.*Preference will be given to those who
are available for a longer commitment (1+ years).* This opportunity is
flexible in nature, therefore work hours, start and end date of each
volunteer’s program, and duties may vary based on the individual’s
availability, skills, and NMFS program needs.

·       College student or
recent graduate- coursework in biology, marine biology, psychology, social
science, Hawaiian studies, communications, social marketing, animal
science, computer
science, zoology, ecology or related field is preferred.

·       Must be able to
work in a team environment, have good communication skills, be flexible, detail
oriented, and be able to work independently.

·       Dedicated and able
to diligently work long hours in computer databases

·       Work can be
physically demanding. Volunteers must be comfortable working in the elements
(rain or shine), be able to lift 40 lbs, walk long distances on beaches, and be
able to swim.

·       Working knowledge
of word processing software, spreadsheets and databases, GIS, and computer
networks would also be advantageous.

·       Volunteers must
have reliable transportation and be willing and able to submit fingerprints for
a background check.

*Application Requirements*

If you are interested in this
unpaid volunteer opportunity, please submit your application materials
to: piro.mmrvolunteers at noaa.gov  *by Feb 10 , 2020. *Include your
unofficial transcripts, a resume, and a cover
letter summarizing any related professional or volunteer experiences
and relevant
educational background that describes why you would be a good fit for
this position,
and 2 letters of recommendation.  *Include
the length of time you are able to commit, hours and days that you are
available, and desired start date*. To be considered, the email
subject line*must *read: *LAST NAME_MM Response & Recovery 2020
Volunteer
*





-- 
Aliza Milette-Winfree
O'ahu Marine Mammal Response Coordinator
NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service
Pacific Islands Regional Office
Protected Resources Division

NOAA IRC
NMFS/PIRO/PRD/Aliza Milette-Winfree
1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176
Honolulu, HI 96818
Office: 808-725-5157
Mobile: 808-721-5342
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