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<p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif">Sea Search Research and Conservation is offering the opportunity for interested students and young researchers to join our projects to get real work experience working with an active research group on our projects in Southern Africa.  </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif">

<span style="font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline"> The internships are research focused with an emphasis on learning (and using) field skills used in cetacean research such as photo-ID, acoustic and behavioural data collection, strandings response as well as data management and team work. There is also a component of outreach work in all projects. </span></span><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:16px">Interns will work closely with the project leaders Dr Tess Gridley and Dr Simon Elwen. We are open to students using data collected during internships for student projects.</span><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif">Three type of opportunity are available at different times of year. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt">1) Long-term volunteer at Sea Search offices - Cape Town, South Africa - 2 month minimum - Oct 2018 to May 2019 - mix of office/analytical/data processing/outreach and field work.  Field work covering multiple species </span><font face="Book Antiqua, serif"><span style="font-size:16px">, with a special focus on feeding humpback whales on the west coast over autumn and summer.</span></font></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white"><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt">2) Long-term volunteer at the Namibian Dolphin Project office in Walvis Bay Namibia - 2 month minimum - Oct 2018 to May 2019 - </span><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt">

</span><font face="Book Antiqua, serif"><span style="font-size:16px">- mix of office/outreach and field work. Research focuses on bottlenose and Heaviside's dolphins, strandings response, outreach with schools, data collection from tour boats and assisting with ~2-4  boat surveys /month</span></font><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif">3) Field intensive training internships at the <span style="text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial">Namibian Dolphin Project  in Walvis Bay Namibia - 1 month minimum - Oct 2018 to May 2019. Interns will assist the research team during our main field work period with daily field work on a range of topics. There is a strong field skills training component during this time.</span></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:12pt">There is a cost associated with each internship to help cover training, accommodation etc. </span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white"><font face="Book Antiqua, serif"><span style="font-size:12pt">PLEASE CONTACT

</span></font><u style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><a href="mailto:info@seasearch.co.za" target="_blank" style="color:blue;text-decoration:underline">info@seasearch.co.za</a> for FURTHER DETAILS. </u><span style="font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif;font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255)">Please </span><span style="background-color:rgb(255,255,255)"><font face="Book Antiqua, serif"><span style="font-size:16px">include your CV, availability and a brief motivation of the interests</span></font></span><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="font-family:Calibri,sans-serif;margin:0cm 0cm 10pt;text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;line-height:12.65pt;background:white;font-size:11pt"><span lang="EN-GB" style="font-size:12pt;font-family:"Book Antiqua",serif"><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">More information can be found on the Namibian Dolphin Project (Namibia) and our umbrella organisation Sea Search Research and Conservation (South Africa) by following these links (</span><a href="http://www.namibiandolphinproject.org/" target="_blank" style="color:blue;font-size:16px;text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:windowtext">www.namibiandolphinproject.<wbr>org</span></a><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">, </span><a href="http://www.seasearch.co.za/" target="_blank" style="color:blue;font-size:16px;text-decoration:underline"><span style="color:windowtext">www.seasearch.co.za</span></a><span style="font-size:16px;background-color:rgb(255,255,255);text-decoration-style:initial;text-decoration-color:initial;float:none;display:inline">)</span>

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