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          Marine Laboratory</span></b></p>
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          Research Program Internships<br>
          <br>
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          New Roman"">Program Description</span></b></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        "Times New Roman"">The Manatee Research Program
        studies</span><span class="apple-converted-space"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
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        aspects of the biology of manatees inhabiting the waters of
        southwestern Florida, including population dynamics, population
        genetics, habitat use, distributional patterns and social
        behavior. Field data and samples are collected using
        photo-identification, aerial surveys, and non-invasive genetic
        sampling. From spring through early fall, photo-identification,
        genetic, and behavioral sampling are conducted primarily in
        Sarasota and Manatee counties.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>During
        the winter, field work is conducted primarily in Charlotte
        Harbor and the Ft. Myers area.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Aerial
        surveys are conducted twice per month (during the non-winter) in
        Sarasota County to assess relative abundance and distribution of
        manatees in those waters.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span></span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        Helvetica;color:black">The long-term database of the program
        contributes to management and conservation measurements for
        Florida manatees. Additionally, the program collaborates with
        manatee researchers throughout the state of Florida and the
        Caribbean.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>For more
        information about, please visit: </span><a
        href="https://mote.org/research/program/manatee-research"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:
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style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:
minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
        color:black">.</span></p>
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          color:black">WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING INTERNS TO BEGIN IN</span></b><b
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            color="#000000">January 2021</font></span></b><b
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          minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;color:black">, WITH
          APPLICATIONS DUE BY </span></b><b
        style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span style="font-size:
          12pt; font-family: "Calibri",
          "sans-serif";">October 1st 2020</span></b><b
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    <p class="MsoNormal"><b style="mso-bidi-font-weight:normal"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
          color:black">Internship Description</span></b></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        Helvetica;color:black">Internships are available during all four
        seasons and must be a MINIMUM of 12 weeks.<span
          style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Hours are typically
        Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, although some longer days may be
        required for field work (especially during the winter season).</span></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        Helvetica;color:black">Interns should expect to spend about 20%
        of their time in the field and about 80% of their time in the
        office/lab.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Field work
        duties include assisting with data collection, boat handling,
        and equipment use and maintenance.<span style="mso-spacerun:yes"> 
        </span>Field work requires spending long hours in the field,
        sometimes in uncomfortable weather conditions.<span
          style="mso-spacerun:yes">  </span>Office/Lab duties include
        data entry, processing, matching images to known animals,
        equipment maintenance, and miscellaneous tasks and errands.</span></p>
    <p class="MsoNormal"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        "Times New Roman"">There is no financial compensation
        for these internship positions, and successful applicants will
        be responsible for their own living and transportation expenses.
        Shared housing opportunities near Mote Marine Laboratory may be
        available. A few scholarships may be available from Mote Marine
        Laboratory through a competitive application process (US
        citizens only).</span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
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style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
          color:black">Required Qualifications</span></b></p>
    <ul>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Minimum of 18 years of age and engaged
          in or recently completed undergraduate studies</span></li>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">A background or degree in Biology,
          Marine Biology, Ecology, Zoology, or a related field is
          preferred</span></li>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Basic computer proficiency in Microsoft
          Office (especially Excel and Access); previous experience
          using ArcMap GIS is a plus but not required</span></li>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span
            style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times
              New Roman""></span></span></span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Excellent communication skills; fluent
          in English</span></li>
      <li> <span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Must be physically able to stand for
          long periods of time and lift heavy objects </span></li>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol;color:black"><span
            style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times
              New Roman""></span></span></span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Knowledge of photography/SLR camera use
          and/or drawing skills are a plus</span></li>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          Helvetica;color:black">Desire and willingness to acquire
          knowledge and skills related to marine mammal field work and
          capable of working well as a team</span></li>
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style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
          color:black">To apply for a Manatee Research Program
          internship:</span></b></p>
    <ul>
      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol"><span
            style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times
              New Roman""></span></span></span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          "Times New Roman"">Fill out an application form at
          Mote Marine Laboratory’s website (</span><a
href="https://mote.org/research/internships/college-internship-program-overview"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:
minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica">https://mote.org/research/internships/college-internship-program-overview</span></a><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:
minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times
          New Roman"">) and be sure to select “Manatee Research
          Program” as your first choice</span></li>
    </ul>
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style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:"Times
      New Roman""></span>
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      <li><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:Symbol;mso-fareast-font-family:Symbol;mso-bidi-font-family:Symbol"><span
            style="mso-list:Ignore"><span style="font:7.0pt "Times
              New Roman""></span></span></span><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
          "Times New Roman"">Complete and provide to Mote’s
          intern office all other application materials including: a
          statement of interest, current college transcript, letter of
          recommendation, and <i>curriculum vitae </i><span
            style="mso-bidi-font-style:italic">(incomplete applications
            will not be considered)</span></span></li>
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style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:
        Helvetica;color:black">Applicants may contact the Manatee
        Research Program’s intern coordinator, Christina Nau, (</span><a
        href="mailto:cnau@mote.org"><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica">cnau@mote.org</span></a><span
style="font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-ascii-theme-font:
minor-latin;mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;mso-bidi-font-family:Helvetica;
        color:black">) with questions regarding the internship.</span></p>
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      -- <br>
      Christina Nau<br>
      Manatee Research Program<br>
      Mote Marine Laboratory<br>
      1600 Ken Thompson Parkway<br>
      Sarasota FL 34236<br>
      Phone: (941) 388-4441 ext. 471<br>
      <a class="moz-txt-link-abbreviated" href="mailto:cnau@mote.org">cnau@mote.org</a><br>
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