<div dir="ltr"><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:9.5pt">Allied Whale (AW), the marine mammal research lab of College
of the Atlantic and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. (BHWW) seek 5 interns/research
assistants for the 2020 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 (May 10 </span><u style="font-size:9.5pt">through</u><span style="font-size:9.5pt">
August 31) and three full season positions (May 10 </span><u style="font-size:9.5pt">through</u><span style="font-size:9.5pt"> October 14)
are available.</span><br></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span lang="EN"> </span><b><u><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Overview of position</span></u></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: This is a unique internship
program in that the selected individuals will have the opportunity to
participate and receive training in a wide range of marine mammal research
activities Allied Whale while also working as a crew/scientist aboard
commercial whale watching trips operating from Bar Harbor, Maine. Allied Whale
currently supports field projects in the trophic ecology 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 research/education
partnership with Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co. In addition, Allied Whale maintains
the facilities on and conducts research from Mount Desert Rock, a remote
offshore island. The interns play a critical role in the success of the field
season and serve as support to all aspects of summer activities within both
Allied Whale and Bar Harbor Whale Watch Co.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b><u><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Description of duties</span></u></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: Upon arrival in May, all
interns will receive research, boat crew, and Gulf of Maine natural history
training by both Allied Whale and the Bar Harbor Whale Watch Company staff. As
the Allied Whale field season does not begin until early June- the first
several weeks will be focused on hands-on training of whale watch deckhand
responsibilities, helping with boat maintenance, and assisting with whale
catalog matching in the office or stranding response.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Once the season is in full swing, interns will rotate through
shifts working as a Research Assistant/Deckhand (RA) for the Bar Harbor Whale
Watch Co., shifts working as deck/galley on lighthouse/nature cruises, shifts
in the Allied Whale office, and time off. Every week, schedules will be
different and weather dependent. A typical week in June-August may include 2-4
days scheduled as researchers on Whale Watch vessels, 1-2 days scheduled in the
office, and two days off (these days may or not be consecutive). Weather may
cause shifts to be canceled and some weeks may be lighter in load or

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%"> <u>Below are specific
expectations for each designated shift:</u></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Whale watch trips: </span></i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Research responsibilities on
the whale watch trips include searching for whales, photo-identification of
whales and behavioral data collection. RAs will also collect pelagic seabird
data during offshore travel to the whale feeding areas.  Beyond research, RAs are responsible for
assisting the naturalist in promoting education and conservation programs on
each trip. In this, maintaining a positive, professional, and friendly demeanor
while engaging whale watch passengers and fellow crew is necessary. Deckhand
responsibilities include line handling, vessel cleaning, helping seasick
passengers, and passenger safety. When whale watch trips cancel for weather,
crew may be asked to report for duty to complete maintenance on the
vessel.  </span><span lang="EN"></span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Allied Whale office shifts: </span></i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">On scheduled office days,
interns will be required to be available in the Allied Whale office from
9AM-5PM. During those hours, interns will match individual whales to our
catalog, enter their whale watch data into the database, manage the
Adopt-a-whale program, answer phone calls to the office, and be on call for
assisting with response to strandings or necropsies. Interns schedule for
office shifts will also be on call for boat research days.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Allied Whale boat research
days: </span></i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">When
weather permits, interns will assist Allied Whale staff and graduate students
on trips offshore to collect biopsy samples of humpback and fin whales. While
on board one of the research vessels, interns will be responsible for
collecting photo identification of whales and recording data. Interns will be
responsible for processing images from these trips. If schedule allows, RAs may
also participate in an overnight trip to collect samples in Canada. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Mount Desert Rock</span></i><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: We hope for interns to also
complete several shifts (each at least a week in length) at our offshore
research station Mount Desert Rock. While on the island, interns will
participate in land-based whale monitoring from the lighthouse tower, seal
counts, gull counts, and maintenance/construction projects at the station.
Interns will collect weekly samples of seal scat to contribute to a
collaborative microplastics project. 
Interns will also receive experience working in a remote off-the-grid
location. Once hired, RAs will work to develop a collaborative group project
(on seal colony, intertidal community, nesting birds, jellies, etc.) and will
take turns with data collection during their shifts offshore. RAs will also
stay in contact with the BHWW office with sightings reports. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b><u><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Pay/Housing</span></u></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: Those accepted to the
program are able to earn income by their work on the Bar Harbor Whale Watch
Company. Deckhands are paid $55 a trip (at the height of summer, there are 2
trips running a day). Interns also receive free First Aid Certification.
Provided housing in downtown Bar Harbor is mandatory for a fee. Rent for the
season will total approximately $1500 for summer interns and $2250 for full
season interns (or approx $375 per month). While at Mount Desert Rock, food is
provided for free. **After August 31, if any of the <u>summer interns</u> are
interested they are welcome to work full time for the remainder of the season
as crew for the BHWW as deckhand/galley on lighthouse trips, nature cruises,
whale watches, and cruise ship tendering operations.</span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b><u><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Qualifications</span></u></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: Applicants should have a
college background or be currently enrolled in a biology, ecology, and/or
marine sciences program. Previous data collection experience in a research
setting and/or knowledge of marine mammals are great advantages. While training
will be provided and no prior boating/camera experience is required, time spent
offshore or skills in photography are also assets. Due to Coast Guard
requirements, all crew onboard US commercial vessels and therefore <u>all
research assistant/interns, must be US citizens or have permanent resident
alien status.</u>  Also, all interns will
be drug screened prior to employment and will be enrolled in a random drug
testing program.  Most importantly,
applicants must be positive in attitude, flexible to quickly changing
schedules, able to work independently, and be seaworthy/comfortable working on
boats in rough weather. Lastly, 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></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b><u><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">To apply</span></u></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">: Please send a cover letter
detailing your reasons for applying, a resume, and two letters of
recommendation via email to <a href="mailto:AlliedWhale.Internships@gmail.com" style="color:blue">AlliedWhale.Internships@gmail.com</a>.
Recommendation letters may either be sent with the application or directly from
the references. </span></p>

<p class="MsoNormal" style="margin:12pt 0in;background-image:initial;background-position:initial;background-size:initial;background-repeat:initial;background-origin:initial;background-clip:initial;line-height:115%;font-size:11pt;font-family:Arial,sans-serif"><b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">Please specify which position
you are interested in (summer or full-season)</span></b><span lang="EN" style="font-size:9.5pt;line-height:115%">. Deadline of application is <b>February 24th</b>.</span></p>

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