<div dir="ltr"><p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Allied Whale, the marine mammal
research lab of College of the Atlantic located in Bar Harbor, Maine, seeks 4<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span>/research
assistants for the 2017 field season. These are entry-level research positions
designed to offer experience for individuals seeking to develop their
professional careers in marine mammal research. Two summer positions (mid May <u>through</u>
August) and two full season positions (mid May <u>through</u> October) are
available.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><u><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">Overview of position</span></u></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">:</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">This is a unique<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">internship</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>program in that the selected
individuals will have the opportunity to participate and receive training in a
wide range of marine mammal research activities while receiving a small income.
Allied Whale currently supports field projects in the behavioral ecology and
distributions of humpback and fin whales, the ongoing housing and maintenance
of the North Atlantic humpback and fin whale photo ID catalogs, an active
stranding response program, and a continued relationship with the local whale
watch company. In addition, Allied Whale maintains the facilities on and
conducts research from Mount Desert Rock, a remote offshore island. The<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>play a critical role in the success of
the field season and serve as support to all aspects of summer activities
within Allied Whale.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><u><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">Description of duties</span></u></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">:<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">All
four interns will receive training in May by Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor
Whale Watch Company.</span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Once the season is in
swing,<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>will rotate through</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">time on land in Bar Harbor and offshore at our island field station
at Mount Desert Rock. </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><i><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria italic",serif">Bar Harbor</span></i><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria italic",serif">:<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">While in Bar Harbor,<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>will take
shifts either working as a Research Assistant (RA)/Deckhand for the Bar Harbor
Whale Watch Co., being on call for cetacean surveys on our 26’ research vessel,
or assisting our strandings coordinator. Research responsibilities on the whale
watch trips include searching for whales, photo-identification of whales and
data collection/entry. Deckhand responsibilities include line handling, vessel
cleaning, helping seasick passengers and passenger safety. RAs are also
responsible for assisting the naturalist in promoting education and
conservation programs on each trip.<span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">While on board our research vessel,<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>will be responsible to participate in
cetacean surveys along transect lines, computer data entry, and photo
identification of whales. Additional research opportunities may arise depending
on funding for this upcoming season.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">When not scheduled on a boat,<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>may freely structure their time to
complete office work, develop independent projects, assist with stranding
activities......or explore Acadia National Park!</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><i><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria italic",serif">Mount Desert Rock</span></i><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria italic",serif">:<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span class="gmail-il"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Interns</span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">will have multiple
shifts (each at least a week in length) at our offshore research station Mount
Desert Rock. While on the island,<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>will
participate in land-based whale monitoring from the lighthouse tower (with use
of a theodolite), plankton tows, oceanography data collection, seal counts,
gull counts, and maintenance/construction projects at the station.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><u><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">Pay/Housing</span></u></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">: Those accepted to the program are able to earn income by their
work on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company. Deckhands are paid $50 a trip (at the
height of summer, there are 3 trips running a day) plus considerable tips.<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">Interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>also receive free First Aid
Certification. Housing in Bar Harbor is provided and mandatory for a fee. Rent will
be approximately $375-500 a month. While at Mount Desert Rock, food is
provided for free.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><u><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">Qualifications</span></u></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">:<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Applicants should have a college background in biology, ecology,
and/or marine sciences. Previous experience in a research setting and knowledge
of marine mammals are great advantages. Prior experience offshore or skills in
photography are also assets. Unfortunately, because of employment through the Bar
Harbor Whale Watch Company, <u>all<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>must also
be U.S. citizens</u>. Most importantly, applicants must be positive in
attitude, flexible to quickly changing schedules, able to work independently,
and comfortable working on boats. Because of the community living situation
both in Bar Harbor and on Mount Desert Rock, applicants must get along well
with others and be able to handle working in a team setting.</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">These positions begin ~May<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt">15<sup>th</sup></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif"> </span></span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">and applicants must
be able to work through with no other commitments (excluding COA students).<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span></span></p>

<p style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif"><u>To apply</u></span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">: Please send a cover letter detailing your reasons for applying,
a resume, and two letters of recommendation to:</span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"> </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">Tanya Lubansky (<a href="mailto:tlubansky@coa.edu">tlubansky@coa.edu</a>) with subject title “<span class="gmail-il">AW</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><span class="gmail-il">Interns</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span>2017.” </span><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span></span></span><b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:"cambria bold",serif">Please specify which position you are interested in (summer or full-season)</span></b><span style="font-size:9.5pt;font-family:cambria,serif">. Deadline of application is<span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"> </span><b>February 15th</b>.</span></p></div>