<div dir="ltr"><div class="gmail_default" style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">BACKGROUND: </span></b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">The Marine Environment Research Association is a non-profit,
non-governmental organization focused on the research and conservation of
marine species, running an ongoing study of cetaceans in southern Portugal
(Algarve) and Boa Vista, Cape Verde. This project aims to obtain baseline
information on species occurrence, behavior, and social structure of the local
cetacean populations in order to obtain scientific data to support conservation
measures and inform marine management policies.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">The main species observed are Humpback whales (<i>Megaptera novaeangliae</i>) and the
rough-toothed (<i>Steno bredanensis</i>)
although more than 14 species of cetacean were describe to the Cape Verde
region. Sea turtle could be also find in the ocean, mostly the Green turtle (<i>Chelonia mydas</i>), Loggerhead turtle and
Leatherback turtle (<i>Dermochelys coriacea</i>)
</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">AIMM Interns are hard-working individuals who are
willing to contribute to the association and support on-going activities, while
experiencing fieldwork at sea, learning data collection and processing
methodologies, and being a part of AIMM's team of researchers and marine
biologists for a period of time. All team members and participants share
accommodation, house tasks, knowledge and experience in an environmental
friendly and multicultural environment.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB"> </span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="PT">WHERE:</span></b><span lang="PT"> Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde, África<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">WHEN:</span></b><span lang="EN-GB"> </span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">The field
season lasts from 1<sup>st</sup> of March to 31<sup>st</sup> of May, 2017. The minimum
internship attendance is 14 days, preferably starting on a Monday.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">FIELDWORK: </span></b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">The
field trips are conducted in an opportunistic platforms (commercial whale-watching
boats). Fieldwork is dependent on weather conditions and seat availability in
the whale-watching boats. Field days can be intense, especially in the peak of season,
but are fulfilling and good fun. The interns will be trained to:</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-align:justify"><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:symbol;color:rgb(67,60,58)">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Conduct on-board surveys of marine species occurrence;</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

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</span></span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Record effort tracks on a handheld GPS;</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Collect data on behavior, group size, species, etc.;<span></span></span></p>

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</span></span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Collection of photos to photo-identification and underwater videos while
on-board.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">DATA ANALYSIS: </span></b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">This will be conducted on a daily basis and will entail entering data
into established databases and spreadsheets, photo-identification processing,
and preliminary data interpretation.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB"> </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">INTERNSHIP FEES:</span></b><span lang="EN-GB"> </span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">AIMM is a non-profit organization that relies on donations from our
volunteers, partners, and conservation-minded people like you so that we may
continue our important research and education programs. This internship
requires a monetary contribution which is used to off-set the cost of
accommodation and running a non-profit. <span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">For more information on internship fees for the 2017
season, please contact: <a href="mailto:interns@aimm-portugal.org">interns@aimm-portugal.org</a><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="color:rgb(67,60,58)"> with the title “Cape
Verde Internship”</span></span></span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b>Included</b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> in the fee is:</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span></span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Accommodation in the research house;</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:symbol;color:black">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Transportation to/from the marina;</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:black"><span></span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Fieldwork on a commercial whale-watching vessels.</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> </span></span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b>Not included</b><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> in the fee is:</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"> <span></span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol;color:rgb(67,60,58)">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Transportation to/from Boa Vista Island, Cape Verde;</span><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:rgb(67,60,58);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial"><span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Meals / food;</span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Free time activities;</span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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</span></span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Personal insurance (all participants should have health and/or travel
insurance);</span><span class="gmail-apple-converted-space"><span style="font-family:"calibri light",sans-serif;color:black"><span></span></span></span></p>

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</span></span><span style="background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">Personal expenses.</span><span style="color:black"><span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">INTERNS ARE EXPECTED TO:<span></span></span></b></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span>Be above the age of 18;<span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span>Have a mature attitude towards marine mammal research and environment;<span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span>Be autonomous and flexible;<span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span>Be able to live and work in an international team and mainly outdoors at
sea;<span></span></p>

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</span></span>Speak English;<span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span>Participate for minimum 2 weeks.<span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">Preference will be given</span></b><span lang="EN-GB"> to those who have:<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Relevant marine mammal field experience<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Working experience on research vessels<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Experience working from dolphin/whale watching
platforms<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Experience in photo-identification<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Professional cameras that can be used for photo-ID<span></span></span></p>

<p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"times new roman"">       
</span></span><span lang="EN-GB">Availability to stay for longer periods of time<span></span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b><span lang="EN-GB">INTERNSHIP APPLICATION: <span></span></span></b></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB">Applicants should send
an e-mail to </span><span lang="PT"><a href="mailto:interns@aimm-portugal.org"><span lang="EN-GB">interns@aimm-portugal.org</span></a></span><span lang="EN-GB">, subject “<i>Cape Verde Internship</i>” with your
Resume/CV, personal statement on which are your expectations and the period of
time that you want do the internship. <span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="EN-GB">You will received an
e-mail with the availability for the internship and all the others de</span>tails.<span lang="EN-GB"><span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify">Applications will be accepted during all season, however, early
application is recommended due to limited vacancies.<span></span></p>

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<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><b>Contacts</b>: <span lang="PT"><a href="mailto:interns@aimm-portugal.org"><span lang="EN-US">interns@aimm-portugal.org</span></a></span> | <span lang="PT"><a href="http://www.aimmportugal.org/"><span lang="EN-US">www.aimmportugal.org</span></a></span><span class="gmail-MsoHyperlink"> </span>|<span style="color:rgb(46,116,181)"><span></span></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="text-align:justify"><span lang="PT"><a href="http://aimm-marineresearch.blogspot.com/"></a></span><span></span></p></div><div><br></div><br>
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