<div dir="ltr"><div><pre style="white-space:pre-wrap;color:rgb(0,0,0)"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b><u><span style="font-size:11pt">VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY</span></u></b><span style="font-size:11pt"><br>
Are you interested in a career working with marine mammals or endangered
species? The NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), Pacific Islands
Regional Office, in Honolulu, Hawaii, has a limited number of volunteer internship
opportunities in marine mammal stranding response and Hawaiian monk seal
recovery for highly dedicated and motivated individuals. NMFS oversees marine
mammal health and stranding response activities, including responding to live
and dead cetaceans and monk seals in the main Hawaiian Islands under the
authority of the Marine Mammal Protection Act and Endangered Species Act. NMFS
is also responsible for collecting endangered Hawaiian monk seal sighting data,
overseeing responses to Hawaiian monk seal haul outs and pupping events, and
other activities supporting monk seal recovery. For more information on these programs
please visit: </span><a href="http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_marine_mammal_response.html" style="color:blue"><span style="font-size:11pt">http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_marine_mammal_response.html</span></a><span class="gmail-MsoHyperlink" style="color:blue;text-decoration-line:underline"><span style="font-size:11pt"></span></span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><a href="http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_hms_how_noaa_helps.html" style="color:blue"><span style="font-size:11pt">http://www.fpir.noaa.gov/PRD/prd_hms_how_noaa_helps.html</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt"></span></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><br></p><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b><span style="font-size:11pt">Duties:</span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:11pt">Volunteer interns will support NMFS staff and partners in conducting marine mammal response and Hawaiian monk seal recovery activities, with opportunities to be involved in a variety of ongoing projects, including data collection, data entry and queries, answering the
marine mammal hotline, developing educational materials and outreach products, assisting
with outreach events, trainings, and community engagement activities, and other field duties as they arise. Volunteer interns may also have opportunities to take part in live and dead marine mammal stranding response, assisting with duties such as, monitoring animals of concern, documentation and assessment, logistics, carcass retrieval, and necropsies. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:11pt">This opportunity will provide volunteer interns with a foundation in endangered species management and marine mammal health and stranding response. This is a unique opportunity to gain experience in the highly competitive field of marine mammal management, science, and behavior while working side by side with professionals in the field of wildlife
management and conservation biology. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b><span style="font-size:11pt">Requirements:</span></b></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpFirst" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">    <b>   </b></span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b>Must be a US
Citizen </b></span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Commitment of <b>a minimum of 16 hours per week</b>
(Mon.-Fri. during regular business hours) with some additional weekend
availability for a <b>minimum of 6 months</b>.
<b>Preference will be given to those who
are available for a longer commitment (1+ years).</b> This opportunity is
flexible in nature, therefore work hours, start and end date of each
volunteer’s program, and duties may vary based on the individual’s
availability, skills, and NMFS program needs. </span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">College student or
recent graduate- coursework in biology, marine biology, psychology, social
science, Hawaiian studies, communications, social marketing, animal science, computer
science, zoology, ecology or related field is preferred.   </span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Must be able to
work in a team environment, have good communication skills, be flexible, detail
oriented, and be able to work independently.</span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Dedicated and able
to diligently work long hours in computer databases</span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Work can be
physically demanding. Volunteers must be comfortable working in the elements
(rain or shine), be able to lift 40 lbs, walk long distances on beaches, and be
able to swim.</span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpMiddle" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Working knowledge
of word processing software, spreadsheets and databases, GIS, and computer
networks would also be advantageous. </span></p><p class="gmail-MsoListParagraphCxSpLast" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt 0.5in;font-size:12pt;font-family:Calibri,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:Symbol">·<span style="font-variant-numeric:normal;font-variant-east-asian:normal;font-stretch:normal;font-size:7pt;line-height:normal;font-family:"Times New Roman"">       </span></span><span style="font-size:11pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif">Volunteers must
have reliable transportation and be willing and able to submit fingerprints for
a background check. </span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><b><span style="font-size:11pt">Application Requirements</span></b></p>
<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:0in 0in 0.0001pt;font-size:12pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif"><span style="font-size:11pt">If you are interested in this
unpaid volunteer opportunity, please submit your application materials to: </span><a href="mailto:piro.mmrvolunteers@noaa.gov" target="_blank" style="color:blue"><span style="font-size:11pt;color:rgb(17,85,204);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">piro.mmrvolunteers@noaa.gov</span></a><span style="font-size:11pt;color:rgb(34,34,34);background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial">  <b>by Feb 10 , 2020. </b></span><span style="font-size:11pt">Include your unofficial transcripts, a resume, and a cover
letter summarizing any related professional or volunteer experiences and relevant
educational background that describes why you would be a good fit for this position,
and 2 letters of recommendation.  <u>Include
the length of time you are able to commit, hours and days that you are
available, and desired start date</u>. To be considered, the email subject line
<b><u>must </u></b>read: <b>LAST NAME_MM Response & Recovery 2020 Volunteer
</b></span></p>





</pre></div>-- <br><div dir="ltr" class="gmail_signature" data-smartmail="gmail_signature"><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div dir="ltr"><div><span style="font-size:12.8px"><div><span style="font-size:small;color:rgb(0,0,0)">Aliza Milette-Winfree</span><br></div></span></div><div>O'ahu Marine Mammal Response Coordinator</div><div><div><span style="color:rgb(0,0,0);font-size:12.8px">NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service</span><br></div><div><font color="#000000">Pacific Islands Regional Office <span style="font-size:small"><br>Protected Resources Division</span></font><br><br><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><font color="#000000">NOAA IRC</font></span></div><div><font face="arial, helvetica, sans-serif" color="#000000">NMFS/PIRO/PRD/Aliza Milette-Winfree</font></div><div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><font color="#000000">1845 Wasp Blvd., Building 176</font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><font color="#000000">Honolulu, HI 96818 <br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><font color="#000000">Office: 808-725-5157<br></font></span></div><div><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif;font-size:small"><font color="#000000">Mobile: 808-721-5342<br></font></span></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div></div>