[MARMAM] Internship opportunity: Research Assistant and Intern Coordinator

katrin.lohrengel at seawatchfoundation.org.uk katrin.lohrengel at seawatchfoundation.org.uk
Wed Nov 29 03:44:08 PST 2023

The Sea Watch Foundation (SWF) is looking for a Research Assistant and 
Intern Coordinator to assist with the running of the Cardigan Bay 
Monitoring Project. The project is based in the picturesque town of New 
Quay, West Wales, and supports the conservation management of one of 
only two semi-resident bottlenose dolphin populations in the UK.

The Research Assistant will gain experience in the following areas:
-Daily land-based surveys
-Full day boat surveys
-Opportunistic data collection from wildlife tour boats
-Training and supervising interns
-Assisting in all stages of photo-identification and matching
-Assisting and supervising data entry and processing
-Public speaking and raising public awareness
-Organising and planning environmental education initiatives and events
-Assisting with the running adult cetacean surveying training courses
-Opportunity to undertake a personal research project

In addition to these tasks, we have some specialist equipment: a 
hydrophone, a polecam, and an aerial drone to opportunistically collect 
acoustic, video and aerial data during boat-based surveys.
This is an unpaid internship but accommodation is provided for the 
Research Assistant free of charge.
The Research Assistant will be trained in boat survey protocols, and 
photo-identification of bottlenose dolphins but the following skills are 

-Strong team player with a sense of humour with previous experience 
supervising volunteers as you’ll be living and working with a small team 
in the changeable Welsh weather!
-Excellent organisational and time management skills
-Ability to work independently
a background in marine biology/environmental science or similar, prior 
fieldwork experience is beneficial, particularly photo-identification
-Good IT skills
-Good written and verbal communication skills, experience with public 
speaking is also desirable

If you are interested in this position, please visit the Sea Watch 
Foundation website for more information and how to apply: 
https://www.seawatchfoundation.org.uk/internships/ or email 
katrin.lohrengel at seawatchfoundation.org.uk

Deadline for applications is the 14th January 2024. Decisions will be 
made by the end of February.

For a snapshot of what to expect, why not check out our social media 
Facebook: shorturl.at/QS568
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/seawatchfoundation/

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