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Photo-ID Internship Positions for Summer 2020</span></p>

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for Dolphin Research (OBXCDR)/Nags Head Dolphin Watch are currently accepting
applications for the 2020 summer season. Three internship positions will be
available. One position will last from May 2<sup>nd</sup> – September 11<sup>th</sup>;
the second position will last from May 15<sup>th</sup> through August 21<sup>st</sup>;
the third position will last from June 6<sup>th</sup>- October 10<sup>th</sup>.
Successful applicants must be able to commit for each entire season. </span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.25in; line-height: 18pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">The Outer Banks Center
for Dolphin Research is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the
conservation of bottlenose dolphins in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Our
program’s goal is to gain an understanding of the population dynamics, movement
patterns, and behavioral ecology of coastal bottlenose dolphins in the sounds
and coastal waters near the Outer Banks. The OBXCDR conducts a long-term photo-identification
monitoring study of bottlenose dolphins in Roanoke, Croatan, Albemarle, Pamlico
and Currituck Sounds. Data is collected via dedicated small boat surveys as
well as opportunistically from a local dolphin watch. Information from the
monitoring study is used to examine annual population trends, habitat
utilization, social associations, and ecology of the dolphins as well as aid in
efforts to examine bottlenose dolphin stock structure and movement patterns
along the U.S. Atlantic coast. Interns will gain experience in field data
collection, photo-identification of dolphins, and environmental education. For
more information about the OBXCDR, please visit: obxdolphins.org. </span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom: 0.25in; line-height: 18pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">Each internship
position will consist of bottlenose dolphin photo-identification,
opportunistic/dedicated field research, and environmental education. Responsibilities
include:</span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.25in; line-height: 18pt; vertical-align: baseline;"><!--[if !supportLists]--><span style="font-size:10.0pt;mso-bidi-font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Wingdings;mso-fareast-font-family:Wingdings;mso-bidi-font-family:Wingdings;color:#333333">§<span style="font-stretch: normal; font-size: 7pt; line-height: normal; font-family: "Times New Roman";">  </span></span><!--[endif]--><i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">Mate/naturalist
duties aboard the Nags Head Dolphin Watch</span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">: This involves the implementation of educational programs,
including public speaking aboard the eco-tours (using a microphone and
one-on-one) to educate others about local dolphin biology and marine
conservation, as well as additional mate duties. The mate/naturalist will also
collect opportunistic photo-identification data aboard the eco-tours
(photographing dorsal fins, measuring environmental parameters, and recording sighting
data), organize opportunistic data for inclusion in the photo-identification
catalog, and assist in general maintenance of field equipment.  For
additional information about the Nags Head Dolphin Watch, please see </span><a href="http://www.nagsheaddolphinwatch.com/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"">www.nagsheaddolphinwatch.com</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333"> (50% of time)</span></p>

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of dolphins in the lab</span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">:
This includes photo sorting, grading, and matching, sighting data entry, and
assisting in maintenance of the long-term OBX catalog using the MS Access
database FinBase.  Additional time will
also be spent completing an independent project in which the intern will match
the OBX catalog to the Mid-Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin Catalog (MABDC) to
examine seasonal movement patterns. The MABDC is a long-term collaborative
effort to gain a greater understanding of the stock structure and movement
patterns of bottlenose dolphins along the U.S. Atlantic coast. This independent
project should be completed within the span of the internship. The final
product of this project will be a final project report (40% of time)</span></p>

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photo-identification</span></i><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">: Each intern will
assist with dedicated boat-based photo-identification surveys to examine abundances,
site fidelity, and prevalence of skin lesions of bottlenose dolphins in Roanoke
Sound.  Responsibilities include operating a small vessel during transect
surveys and sightings, assisting with photo-identification, collecting sighting
data for dolphin groups, and general maintenance of field equipment. (10% of
time)</span></p>

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<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:.25in;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">This internship
requires a minimum commitment of 36 hours per week, consisting of eco-tours,
lab photo-identification, and dedicated surveys. The intern will carry out
mate/naturalist duties and opportunistic photo-identification aboard the Nags
Head Dolphin Watch for 3-4 days per week throughout the field season while 1-2
days per week will be spent conducting photo-identification in the lab. Dedicated
photo-identification surveys will be conducted 1-2 times per month in April,
May, September, and October, and 6-8 times per month from June through August.</span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:.25in;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">Salary:  This
internship is a paid position. Applicants will receive an hourly salary for the
naturalist position on the dolphin watch. Tips aboard the dolphin tours are
expected, but not guaranteed. </span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:.25in;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">Housing:
 Although housing is not provided, we will assist you in finding housing
accommodations in the Outer Banks. Interns are responsible for their own
transportation to and from the Outer Banks as well as to and from the field
sites and lab.</span></p>

<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:.25in;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">The successful
applicant would ideally have the following qualifications:</span></p>

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graduated with an undergraduate degree in marine biology, biology, zoology, or
related field</span></p>

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conservation</span></p>

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and Picture Manager as well as digital photography</span></p>

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focused, and dedicated</span></p>

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individually</span></p>

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collection</span></p>

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all candidates must be U.S. citizens</span></p>

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<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:.25in;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">NOTE: The United
States Coast Guard requires all passenger vessels to be drug free work
environments. In order to work aboard the dolphin eco-tours, the intern will be
required to pass a pre-employment drug test and to participate in random drug
testing during the period of the research season.</span></p>

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<p class="ydpf9ba9524MsoNormal" style="margin-bottom:0in;margin-bottom:.0001pt;line-height:18.0pt;vertical-align:baseline"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333">Please submit cover
letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references via email to:</span><a href="mailto:obxcdr@hotmail.com" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#743399;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;mso-border-alt:none windowtext 0in;padding:0in">obxcdr@hotmail.com</span></a><span style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman","serif";mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman";color:#333333"> Use “Dolphin photo-id internship” in the
subject line of the email. Applicants must apply by February 22<sup>nd </sup>to
be considered for this position. Applications will be reviewed in the order
received.</span></p>

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Outer Banks Center for Dolphin Research</span></p>

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27948</span></p>

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