<div dir="ltr"><br><div><br><div><div><div class="gmail_quote"><div dir="ltr"><br><div class="gmail_quote"><br><div dir="ltr"><div><br><br><div style="text-align:center"><font size="4"><b>Oceanic Society</b><br><b>3, 6 and 12-month Dolphin and Manatee Research Internships Available Immediately to Qualified Candidates at Turneffe Atoll, Belize</b></font><br>



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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">The
mission of Oceanic Society (OS) is to conserve marine wildlife and habitats by
deepening connections between people and nature through research, community
engagement, and first-hand experience.<span>   <br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span><br>



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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Interns are sought to assist
with field surveys on two long-term projects: ¨Social and behavioral ecology of
bottlenose dolphins¨ and ¨Monitoring and conservation of manatees”<span>  </span>Both projects are based at Oceanic Society’s
Blackbird Caye Field Station on Turneffe Atoll, Belize. This is an
extraordinary field experience for biologists interested in working with marine
mammals as a career. Interns will learn and apply standard field methods, teach
and lead volunteer groups, and develop his/her own short project.  <span><br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span><br>



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<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0.0001pt;text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Intern
activities</span></u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">: </span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span>1. </span></span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Learning</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">. The intern will be trained in marine mammal
survey methods by an experienced marine biologist. <span> </span></span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span>2<b>  </b></span></span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Teaching</span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">. The intern is expected to lead volunteer
groups and to teach basic aspects of marine mammal biology and ecology to non
biologist volunteers and students. </span></p>

<p style="text-align:justify;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span>3.<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman""> </span></span></span><b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Research.<span>  </span></span></b><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">We encourage the candidates to propose a scientific project in keeping
with the framework of OS’s long-term marine mammal research program. The intern
will be mentored by OS marine scientists and staff to assure their adherence to
safety and scientific protocols. This project is not mandatory but highly
recommended, and candidates with demonstrated curiosity and innovative ideas
will receive preference in the selection process.<span>  </span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">The intern will be required to fulfill
several key tasks:</span></u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"> </span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Lead boat-based survey to
observe and photograph bottlenose dolphins</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Take high-quality photos of
dolphins for photo-ID<span>  </span></span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Assist with manatee
research<span>  </span></span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Collect ecological data and
perform habitat surveys <span> </span></span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Assist with data
organization, processing and preliminary analysis.</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Prepare expedition reports</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Coordinate the activities
of our volunteer groups (1 to 8) <span> </span></span></p>

<p style="margin-left:54pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Prepare and present lectures
on marine mammals and their habitats. <span> </span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><br></span></u></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Requirements of Candidates</span></u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">:</span></p>





<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Passion, optimism and a
high degree of interest in conserving marine wildlife and habitats</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">A degree in a related field
(Biology, Ecology, Zoology, Marine Biology, Animal Behavior)</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">English speaking </span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">A commitment of at least 3
months in Belize </span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Broad knowledge of aquatic
mammal biology and marine ecosystems and a willingness to learn and teach <span> </span></span></p>

<p style="line-height:normal">            <span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span><span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">-          </span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Previous field experience with
cetaceans and/or manatees </span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Be organized and
responsible, adaptable, patient and team-orientated </span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Be physically fit, able to
work in outdoor conditions and to swim and snorkel</span></p>

<p style="margin-left:35.45pt;line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Be willing to live on a remote
atoll with poor telephone and internet connectivity <span> </span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><br></span></u></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Desirable Traits of Candidates: </span></u></p>





<br></div><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Previous experience leading
volunteer groups</span><br>

<br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Public speaking experience</span><br>

<br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Interest in proposing,
designing and conducting individual research</span><br>

<br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Willingness to collaborate
on other OS projects (including coral reef, crocodile, sea turtle and/or lionfish
monitoring)<span>  </span></span><br>

<br><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:Symbol" lang="EN-US"><span>·<span style="font:7pt "Times New Roman"">        
</span></span></span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">A commitment to one year of
service starting February 2014 (field expeditions run year round, except during
hurricane season, Sep-Nov)</span><br><br><div>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><u><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Compensation</span></u></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Monetary compensation cannot be provided.<span>  </span>OS will cover round trip transport costs from
the intern’s home city and regularly scheduled shuttles to and from Turneffe
Atoll . We will reimburse the selected candidate for the airfare after
s/he has completed the third month in the field station. <span> </span>Accommodation and food at the Blackbird Field
Station is also covered. <span> </span><span> <br></span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"><span><br>



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<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">Send a letter of application, CV and two references to Dr. Nataly
Castelblanco, Research Coordinator of Oceanic Society
(<a href="mailto:castelblanco@oceanicsociety.org" target="_blank">castelblanco@oceanicsociety.org</a> ) </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="line-height:normal"><span style="font-family:"Arial","sans-serif"" lang="EN-US">F</span><span style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif"" lang="EN-US">or more information about
the Oceanic Society, visit: <a href="http://www.oceanicsociety.org/" target="_blank"><span style="color:windowtext;text-decoration:none">www.oceanicsociety.org</span></a> </span></p>

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