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 work ethic, have high attention to detail and the ability to work with limited supervision<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>         </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, friendly and able to talk to small groups<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>         </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Must be 18 or older <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>         </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Must have reliable transportation<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>         </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Must be available on weekends and holidays <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText style='margin-left:.5in;text-indent:-.25in;mso-list:l1 level1 lfo2'><![if !supportLists]><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>         </span></span></span><![endif]><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Must be available to start by May 25, 2016<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Prior experience is not required and all training is provided. This is an unpaid position. Interns are responsible for their own housing and transportation.  Those who can work full-time hours for at least 10 weeks will be given preference.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Please visit </span><a href="http://www.blueoceansociety.org/Jobs/intern.html"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>http://www.blueoceansociety.org/Jobs/intern.html</span></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> for full Internship information. <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Details on how to apply can be found here: </span><a href="http://www.blueoceansociety.org/Jobs/app_forms.html"><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>http://www.blueoceansociety.org/Jobs/app_forms.html</span></a><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoPlainText><u><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><o:p><span style='text-decoration:none'> </span></o:p></span></u></p><p class=MsoPlainText><u><span style='font-size:12.0pt'> </span></u><u><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>Application deadline is March 1, 2016</span></u><span style='font-size:12.0pt'>. </span><span style='font-size:12.0pt'><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><span style='color:#244061'>Dianna Schulte<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Research and Intern Coordinator<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Gov. John Langdon House<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>143 Pleasant Street<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Portsmouth, NH 03801<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'><o:p> </o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Office: 603-431-0260<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'>Email: <a href="mailto:dianna@blueoceansociety.org"><span style='color:#244061'>dianna@blueoceansociety.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'><a href="http://www.blueoceansociety.org/"><span style='color:#244061'>www.blueoceansociety.org</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><span style='color:#244061'><a href="http://www.facebook.com/blueoceansociety"><span style='color:#244061'>Facebook</span></a>  | <a href="http://www.twitter.com/blueoceansoc"><span style='color:#244061'>Twitter</span></a><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white'><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:"T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