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<b><span style="font-size:16.0pt;color:#444444">Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington is looking for interns for fall 2016 and winter, spring and summer 2017</span></b><span style="color:#444444"> </span><span style="font-size:16.0pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Cascadia Research Collective is a 501(c)3 non-profit research and education organization founded in 1979. Most of our research is focused on whale and dolphin populations along the west coast of North America and in Hawaiʻi. For
 more information about Cascadia and our research please visit</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444">
</span><a href="http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/" id="LPlnk688495">www.cascadiaresearch.org</a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">We are seeking interns to help with our U.S. west coast and Hawaiʻi research projects.
<b>Both internships are office-based positions in Olympia, Washington</b>.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">We are currently filling positions for: <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Fall 2016 (September-December)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Winter 2017 (January-March)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Spring 2017 (April-June) <o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Summer 2017 (July-September)<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">International applicants will also be considered, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to acquire necessary visas and documentation.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="color:#444444">Internship Details:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Cascadia gives priority to those seeking internships for college/university credit as well as to those who can commit full time (40 hours a week). We prefer upper-level undergraduate students with some science background or those
 seeking to go to or who are already in graduate school in a marine science field. These positions are unpaid and at this time we are not able to provide housing. The internships are generally three months in length, although exceptions can be made depending
 on the academic calendar of the college or university and the schedule of the applicant.<o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<b><span style="color:#444444">Project Descriptions:<o:p></o:p></span></b></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Interns with Cascadia primarily assist with photo-identification catalogs. In this capacity, interns will be expected to spend a large portion of their time comparing photographs to our existing catalogs, and may additionally be
 involved in digital image processing, data entry, and tasks related to historical catalog maintenance.  However, depending upon the season there may also be some opportunities to assist staff in field data collection along the west coast and in addition, interns
 will assist staff in stranding response in Washington state. This includes participation in beach surveys, data and specimen collection, data entry, and assisting in necropsies of both pinnipeds and cetaceans. Responses may involve hiking into remote areas
 and carrying heavy loads, and participants should be comfortable with the sight of blood, and strong, unpleasant odors. US west coast photo-ID studies focus on baleen whales, including humpback, blue, and gray whales off the US West Coast and the inside waters
 of Washington state. Hawaiʻi photo-ID studies focus on a variety of species of odontocetes, including rough-toothed dolphins, false killer whales, beaked whales and bottlenose dolphins. For more information on the Hawaiʻi projects please visit  </span><a href="http://www.cascadiaresearch.org/hawaii.htm">www.cascadiaresearch.org/hawaii.htm</a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Photo identification requires a high degree of focus and attention to detail, and interns can expect to spend the majority of their time comparing photographs.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Successful applicants should have the following skills:</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">- strong communication skills</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">- focus and attention to detail</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">- willingness to spend long hours in front of a computer</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;
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<span style="color:#444444">- ability to work independently</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">If you are interested in interning with Cascadia, please visit our website and send a CV (including references and their contact information), two letters of recommendation, and a letter of interest that describes why you are applying
 for the position and how the experience will help you be successful in meeting long-term goals.</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;
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<span style="color:#444444">For a<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><b>US west coast project internship</b><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>please send the information to:</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Kiirsten Flynn:<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><a href="mailto:kflynn@cascadiaresearch.org">kflynn@cascadiaresearch.org</a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">For a<a name="_GoBack"></a><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span><b>Hawaiʻi project internship</b><span class="apple-converted-space"> </span>please send the information to:</span><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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<span style="color:#444444">Sabre Mahaffy:<span class="apple-converted-space"> </span></span><a href="mailto:mahaffys@cascadiaresearch.org">mahaffys@cascadiaresearch.org</a><span style="font-size:10.5pt;color:#444444"><o:p></o:p></span></p>
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 you would like to be considered for either, please indicate that in your letter and send to both</span><br>
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Cascadia Research Collective<br>
218 1/2 W. 4th Ave.<br>
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