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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s Marine Mammals section at the Charlotte Harbor Field Lab is accepting applications for spring interns
 to begin in February. <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Normally, four positions are available per year: two positions in the spring (January-April) and two positions in the fall (September-December). Schedules will
 be Sunday-Wednesday and Wednesday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., but some additional evening and weekend hours may be required. We occasionally accept, self-motivated individuals during the summer session. Interns will assist with manatee rescue, carcass salvage,
 and research for ten counties, and cetacean rescue, carcass salvage, and research for three counties in southwest Florida. Interns will operate trucks, trailers, and boats up to 22' in length. Interns will assist with manatee and dolphin field necropsies as
 needed and conduct photo ID and radio tracking research as time permits. Interns will also complete mortality reports, label and catalog slides, perform equipment maintenance, and assist with other office and public outreach work as needed.
</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">The intern is required to complete a project and a 10-15 minute presentation at the end of their internship. This position is unpaid and housing is not provided. Interns must
 provide their own transportation to and from the field station.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930"><o:p> </o:p></span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Qualifications:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">College juniors, seniors, and recent graduates are eligible.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Interns must have some research field experience.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Interns must be comfortable speaking to the public.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Previous experience in the use of 35 mm cameras, telephoto lenses, and filters is preferred, but can be trained.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Computer literacy<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Previous animal handling experience is desirable but not necessary.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Ability to trailer and operate watercrafts up to 22' in length and experience with radio telemetry tracking gear is desirable.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Interns must possess a valid US Class E driver's license, be able to lift 50 lbs., and swim.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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</span></span></span><![endif]><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Interns should understand that this job will require them to be wet, dirty and outdoors in all weather conditions.
<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Application Process:</span></b><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">We are accepting applications for the fall, summer and winter-spring sessions. Please indicate in your cover letter the position for which you are applying. Please
 send a hard copy of your résumé along with your cover letter, college transcripts, three references, and contact information to the following address:<o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930">Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission<br>
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute<br>
Southwest Field Laboratory<br>
585 Prineville Drive<br>
Port Charlotte, FL 33954<br>
Office: (941) 613-0944<br>
Fax: (941) 613-0948<br>
</span><a href="mailto:Interns@MyFWC.com"><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#0055BB;text-decoration:none">Interns@MyFWC.com</span></a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;font-family:"Verdana",sans-serif;color:#051930"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><o:p> </o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Daniel A. Levine<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Marine Mammal Biologist<o:p></o:p></p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission</span>
<br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
</span><br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Southwest Field Lab</span>
<br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">585 Prineville St</span>
<br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Port Charlotte, FL 33954</span>
<br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Office:(941)613-0946 ext 115</span><br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Fax:(941)613-0948</span>
<br>
<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">daniel.levine@myfwc.com</span>
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<span style="font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"Arial",sans-serif;color:red">Manatee Hotline:1-888-404-3922</span><o:p></o:p></p>
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