One&Only Reethi Rah, a 5 star luxury resort in the Maldives, is looking for an enthusiastic Marine Biology Intern to help assist the Resident Marine Biologist at the resort. The position would be for 6 months starting from 1st December 2013. This would be suitable for recent graduates looking for that early career experience on tropical coral reefs.
Assist the Marine Biologist with:
· Daily snorkeling excursion with the guests
· Maintenance and upkeep of the coral reef restoration project
· Turtle nest monitoring and Turtle ID
· Conducting underwater surveys of fish and benthos
The intern will receive training in:
· Indo Pacific fish, invertebrate and coral id.
· Scientific monitoring and survey methods – Fish Watch Surveys, bleach watch
· Reef restoration
· Conducting presentations
· Tropical coral reef ecology
· BSc in marine biology or related field
· Certified scuba diver with 20+ dives
· Excellent guest relation and communication skills
· A friendly outgoing personality
· The ability to live and work in a multi-national, small island environment in the tropics
· Fluent in both spoken and written English
· MSc in marine biology or related field
· Rescue diver or above
· Experience in tropical coral reefs
Salary and Conditions
All meals and shared accommodation (4 share room) will be provided.
A monthly stipend of $400
50% of flight expenses on completion of the 6 contract
Free wifi and use of all staff facilities
Please be aware that there are strict grooming standards whilst working at the resort. The successful candidate must maintain a high standard of personal appearance and hygiene at all times. No visible piercings (lower lobes of ears only) and no visible tattoos whilst wearing uniform (shorts and short sleeved polo shirt).
To apply: Please send a cover letter detailing relevant experience and qualifications, and a CV or resume with contact information for two references to Zoe Andrews at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are due by the 16th September
Coral Restoration Foundation (CRF) is now accepting applications for the Spring 2014 semester. The deadline to apply is October 21st.
To apply, please send your resume, cover letter, at least one letter of recommendation, and list of three references to Kayla Ripple at email@example.com
CRF is a 501 c (3) non-profit organization headquartered in Key Largo, Florida. Our mission is to develop affordable, effective strategies for protecting and restoring coral reefs and to train and empower others to implement those strategies in their coastal communities, restoring and preserving these aquatic treasures for future generations.
ABOUT THE INTERNSHIP
The internship is designed to introduce individuals to the non-profit sector of marine conservation, focusing on the restoration of coral reef ecosystems. The program is geared towards those enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or individuals who are recent graduates. Positions generally last 3-4 months and are full-time, unpaid positions. Interns can expect to gain a vast amount of experience both on the water and in the Education Center (EC). In the EC, interns perform a range of tasks including answering phones, greeting visitors and answering questions, inputting data, and performing aquarium maintenance. Dive days occur 2-4 times a week, where interns assist CRF staff with various activities including maintenance in CRF’s offshore coral nurseries, outplanting corals to designated restoration sites throughout the Upper Keys, and leading fellow divers participating in our dive programs.
Applicant should be enrolled in an undergraduate program, graduate program, or be a recent graduate from a college university.
- Preference will be given to those applicants with Advanced Open Water certification and higher, and those with previous boat handling and ocean diving experience.
- Applicant must be physically fit and able to work on the water and in the sun for long periods of time.
- Housing and reliable transportation must be provided by the intern.
- All dive gear (excluding tanks) must be provided by the intern.
- Applicant must be 18+ years of age or older.
- Upon selection, candidates will be required to provide a dive physical, dive certifications and log-books, and proof of DAN insurance.
Sanibel Sea School is looking for a few good ocean people.
*Marine Science Education Intern*
*Description* Sanibel Sea School seeks Marine Science Instructor Interns to assist in our academic programs. Sanibel Sea School is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to marine conservation through experiential education. A detailed description of our institution and academic offerings can be found on our website: www.sanibelseaschool.org
*Responsibilities of the position include*:
-Assist with the planning and delivery of marine science educational programs.
-Supervise young children (ages 5-13) in a variety of outdoor and marine environments.
-Foster an appreciation for marine ecosystems and encourage campers to practice ocean stewardship.
-Assist with many aspects of maintenance and upkeep of facilities and equipment.
-Assist in the management of a conservation non-profit.
*Salary* The interns will be paid a $320/week stipend. The School will not provide housing, but dormitory style housing is available for $400 per month.
*Dates*: Starting date of the position is early December. The period of employment is 1 year with the opportunity for renewal.**
· Must be a US citizen or have a valid work permit.
· Must have a baccalaureate degree with courses in Biology, Marine Biology, Ecology, Environmental Science, Early Childhood Education, Plant Biology, or some combination thereof.
· Have a desire to share your passion and knowledge of the ocean with students.
· A basic knowledge of the flora and fauna of Southwest Florida is preferred but not required.
· Have or be capable of obtaining certifications in CPR, First Aid, and Lifeguarding is required.
· Be a strong and competent swimmer, comfortable in outdoor settings and physically capable of leading groups of children in a variety of natural environments.
· Be capable of lifting 40 pounds and working in the sub-tropical conditions of Southwest Florida for eight-hour workdays.
· Need to be tech savvy and have an understanding of social media communication. Photography interest and skills is a plus.
*Application Process:* Applicants are asked to submit a letter of application explaining why they seek this job and what qualifies them for the position, along with a resume and copies of unofficial college transcripts. Also please Include contact information for three references able to elaborate on your capabilities to excel in this job. Submit application materials by electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Closing date is 1 November, 2013, but applications will be reviewed as they are received.
Project Seahorse is hiring a Syngnathid Research Assistant to support the Director's teaching and research activities, to collaborate with Project Seahorse Director and other team members to produce scientific papers and reports, and to communicate with external collaborators.
To support the Director's teaching and research activities, to collaborate with Project Seahorse Director and other team members to produce scientific papers and reports, and to communicate with external collaborators.
Organizational Status The Research Assistant will report directly to the Project Seahorse Director or her designate. S/he will work closely with other research team members based in Canada and internationally, and provide biological input for team members who are preparing manuscripts. S/he will also establish long-distance links to collegiate and volunteer groups around the world, to support their engagement with syngnathid biology. Required to attend weekly group meetings.
* Collaborates with other team members in projects related to data and information management requiring biological knowledge.
* Supports development of manuscripts, reports and presentations, including graphics preparation.
* Surveys literature to support research and teaching.
* Provides technical support for teaching and grant writing.
* Maintain collections of specimens, reprints, images, artifacts and media coverage — and responds to external requests for these items.
* Develops outreach materials, such as powerpoint presentations, to advance PS collective initiatives.
* Responds to general research and conservation queries from colleagues, the media, and the public.
* Identifies and co-ordinates PS volunteers.
* Assists with organisation of special events hosted by PS or involving PS.
* Supports travel by PS Director, and other team members as designated.
* Performs other duties as requested.
The Research Assistant will report to Project Seahorse Director or her designate. S/he will be required to work independently as well as within a team environment.
* High School graduation. University Degree in a relevant biological science (e.g: ecology, conservation biology, fisheries) preferred.
* Minimum of 2 years related experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Must have excellent research and organizational skills.
* 2 years of related experience with experience in conservation-related research and management is a highly desirable. Experience in developing countries and language skills would be a significant asset. * Ability to multi-task. * Familiarity with issues in aquatic conservation.
* Familiarity with all elements involved in producing scientific research.
* Strong communication skills (written, oral and listening).
* Excellent computer management and graphic skills..
* Robust database skills.
* Must be able to work independently under minimal direction.
* Must be highly organized with great attention to detail.
* Must have a positive attitude and be a team player.
* Must be flexible and perform well under pressure.
* Must know how to complete work to deadlines, applying strategic thinking where necessary.
* Must be willing and prepared to render assistance after hours when required.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS *APRIL 25, 2013*.
We seek a highly motivated undergraduate to fill a National Science Foundation, Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) position in coral reef ecology at Florida International University. The successful applicant will work with Drs. Deron Burkepile ( http://www2.fiu.edu/~dburkepi/Home.html
) and Rebecca Vega Thurber ( http://microbiology.science.oregonstate.edu/node/182
) to conduct experiments on nutrient exposure and coral disease dynamics in the Florida Keys. This position is for an undergraduate student interested in pursuing a career or graduate studies in Marine Sciences.
The successful candidate will live and work on Key Largo in the Florida Keys and gain basic field and laboratory research skills in coral reef ecology and microbiology. The primary responsibility of the student will be to conduct experiments on how nutrient enrichment affects coral disease states and progression rates, and coral bleaching. There will be ample opportunities to participate in other projects studying herbivore foraging behavior, coral predation, and nutrient dynamics on coral reefs.
Eligibility: Undergraduates in their junior and senior years with interests in biology, microbiology, and environmental sciences are invited to apply. Students cannot have graduated at the time of the fellowship. Participants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the U.S. and its possessions. Minorities and underrepresented students are especially encouraged to apply.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a classroom/laboratory background in ecology and marine biology. Experience working on coral reefs and/or with microbiological techniques is preferred. Applicants *MUST* be certified SCUBA divers with at least 20 logged dives. Certification with the American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) is necessary before field work begins.
This REU position runs June 3-August 23, 2013.
A stipend of $5,500 will be provided to the student for the 12-week full-time program. In addition, the student will be provided housing at no cost. Students from outside the South Florida area also may apply for travel funds assistance. This position is funded by the National Science Foundation Biological Oceanography Program.
Applicants will need to submit:
1) Cover letter briefly stating background and interests;
2) CV (resume);
3) College transcripts of all completed work (unofficial transcript is fine);
4) Two letters of recommendation;
5) A statement of career goals and research interests; and
6) Evidence of SCUBA diving and/or AAUS certification.
Application materials should be sent as a single PDF file to Dr. Deron Burkepile via email at email@example.com
. Please direct any questions to Dr. Burkepile.
APPLICATION DEADLINE IS *APRIL 25, 2013*.
*Job Title:* Marine ecology research technician
*Department:* Institute of Marine Sciences
*Posting Position Category:* Marine hard bottom habitat research
*Hiring Range:* $10.61 / hr
*Proposed Start Date:* 7/1/2013
*Estimated Duration of Appointment*: This is a temporary position not to exceed 24 months.
*Posting Close Date:* 3/11/2013
*Description of Work:* We seek a research technician for an applied marine ecology study investigating fish and invertebrate community structure on natural and artificial hard bottom. The two-year study will determine how fish utilize low- and high- relief hard bottom as a function of sedimentation dynamics and benthic community condition, especially in relationship to offshore wind energy development. Technician duties include field surveys and data management. Year-round field surveys will be conducted in North Carolina coastal waters using SCUBA equipment and scientific diving methodology. Data management will involve data entry, video processing and analysis, photoquadrat image processing and analysis, database management, and statistical analysis. This position will be based at UNC-CH Institute of Marine Sciences, 3431 Arendell St., MoreheadCity, NC 28557.
*Education and Experience*: SCUBA experience with minimum of 75 logged dives and Rescue Diver certification. AAUS certification preferred. Bachelor’s degree in biology, marine science, ecology, or environmental science preferred. Preference will be given to recent graduates with long-term interest in obtaining experience that will prepare them for success in graduate school and in a marine conservation ecology career. Familiarity with statistical analysis using R or SAS and experience with ArcGIS are a plus.
*Special Physical and Mental Requirements: *This work will require the ability to lift at least 50 lbs., to work in cold/hot, wet conditions, as well as during some early-morning and late-night shifts. Applicants must be willing to conduct offshore diving fieldwork while operating off of small boats and must hold a valid driver’s license.
* *Special Instructions: * Please direct specific inquires to Avery Paxton (project investigator), firstname.lastname@example.org
. The numerous marine research facilities and institutions in the Carteret County area usually allow opportunity for cost-efficient housing options.
*Temporary Employment Policies:* http://hr.unc.edu
* * *Required Documents:* 1. Resume/ Curriculum Vitae 2. Cover Letter 3. List of References (minimum of three references, at least one of which can testify to dive experience) Interested candidates must click on the following direct link URL from any internet browser to apply for the position: http://unc.peopleadmin
Position title: scientific diver, reef restoration
Context: Nature Seychelles, a leading environmental NGO in the Western Indian Ocean, has potential openings for 1-3 scientific divers to help to implement a 3-years USAID-funded project on coral reef restoration around Cousin and Praslin island, Seychelles (for more information refer to www.natureseychelles.org
The post holder will learn innovative techniques and methodologies for reef restoration, participate in coral collection, rope nursery construction, filling and maintenance, transplantation of nursery-grown colonies and monitoring. He or she will be able to work long hours on a boat, fragmenting coral fragments and filling ropes, and conduct up to two dives a day, notably transplanting nursery-grown colonies onto selected degraded reef and monitoring transplantation success. The post holder will also be required to help with dive equipment and boat/engine maintenance, data analysis and scientific report writing, communication (website, tool kit).
Skills and requirements
- MSc in conservation or marine science
- Certified diver (minimum Dive master or equivalent) with strong scuba diving experience
- Boat license (RYA powerboat level 2 or equivalent) and significant practise of boat driving
- High physical fitness and ability to work in harsh conditions
- Previous experience working in tropical marine conservation/research (coral and fish monitoring an asset)
- Statistical packages, scientific data analysis and reporting
- Practically oriented and problem-solving skills
- Diving equipment check-up and basic maintenance
- Underwater photography and video
- Ability to learn, appreciate and operate effectively in multi-cultural teams
- 3 months temporary placement, starting mid-February or March 2013
- Location: Praslin Island, Republic of Seychelles
- Allowance of SCR7,000/month (about US$538 or £340)
- Shared accommodation
- Dive insurance (DAN or equivalent) to be provided by the volunteer
To apply: send *cover letter, passport size photo, CV, copy of** highest scuba diving and boat driving certificate* by email to email@example.com
Sea Grant Marine Education
Internships for 2013 - 2014
The University of Georgia's
Marine Education Center
and Aquarium (MECA) offers annual post-baccalaureate internships in marine
education. Interns train and work for 50 weeks at MECA, near Savannah, Georgia.
Four interns will be selected for the period of September 4, 2012 - August 15,
2013. Salary is $8.14 per hour. On-site housing is required. Marine Education
internships salaries are supported through the
Georgia Sea Grant College Program .
The Marine Education
Center and Aquarium is located on the
north end of Skidaway
Island on a 1,718-acre
tract owned by the University System of Georgia. This property lies along the Skidaway River
and Intracoastal Waterway and is composed of
nearly 700 acres of maritime forest and open field, 1,000 acres of salt marsh,
and 18 acres of freshwater ponds. MECA serves as the education arm of the
Marine Extension Service and a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia. Our mission is to develop the
public's understanding and appreciation of coastal marine environments in the
state of Georgia,
and to foster respect for the beauty and complexity of these environments. Our
user groups are PK -12 students and teachers, undergraduate/graduate students,
and the general public.
Sea Grant Marine Education internships are
designed for recent college graduates (with a BS in Biology) who would like
some teaching experience in marine science and coastal ecology. The internships
provide a transitional period between college and permanent professional
positions or graduate work. Interns live on site for 50 weeks in studio
apartments provided rent-free by MECA. Meals are available without charge in
the cafeteria whenever visiting groups are on campus. The internship includes a
variety of teaching opportunities: in the salt marsh and maritime forest, on
the beaches of developed and pristine barrier islands (Tybee and Wassaw), on
research vessels, and in well equipped plankton, fish and invertebrate labs.
Interns begin to teach after a 6-8 week training period. They are also
responsible for maintaining touch tank animals, working in the aquarium 1-2
Saturdays a month, and assisting staff in other areas of operation where
necessary. During the winter months, each intern also completes an education
MECA provides year-round
residential and day programs. Student groups (grades 5-college) make
arrangements for half, full, or multi-day experiences at the MECA facility.
Two-hour day programs provide hands on lessons for grades PK-4. The facility
also offers outreach to schools and provides public programming on site and at
coastal festivals. Summer months are filled with marine science camps for ages
4-15 and teacher/graduate workshops. All MECA education programs are
described with more detail elsewhere on this website.
The MECA facility is
unique. Although the outdoor classroom is our most important teaching space,
the main building houses a small public aquarium containing indigenous fish,
invertebrate and reptile species, teaching laboratories, multipurpose
classrooms, an auditorium, and flow-through touch tank rooms. The small public
aquarium is used daily as a teaching classroom, but does not house marine
mammals or marine mammal research activities. Although we spend a great deal of
teaching time on the water, we do not SCUBA or snorkel. The rest of MECA's
facilities include nature trails and observation platforms, docks and vessels
(43 ft trawler and skiffs), an 88 bed dormitory, and a full service cafeteria.
Other institutions sharing the campus include the UGA Shellfish Research
Laboratory, UGA Marine Science Library, Skidaway Institute of Oceanography, NOAA's Gray's
Reef National Marine Sanctuary, and Georgia Southern University Applied Coastal
deadline for the 2013- 2014 academic year is 4:00 pm EST April 5, 2011. Early
application is encouraged, since applications received after the deadline will
not be considered.
Please read the
following information thoroughly. If you do not meet the following requirements
your application will not be considered. Strong applicants will demonstrate to
the intern selection committee that she/he has the following qualifications:
- An undergraduate degree in biological science or
science education, from an accredited college or university, awarded since
May 2012. Degree must be awarded before internship begins on September 3,
2013. Applicants with graduate degrees or previous multiple internships
are not eligible for this program.
- Training or experience in marine science courses (e.g.
biology, marine biology, marine science, ecology, invertebrate zoology,
and ichthyology) is required.
- Some previous experience teaching or working with
children/students is required.
- Physical ability to carry out internship duties to
include teaching outdoors during hot summers and cold winters and lifting
objects up to 50 lbs.
- Fluency in English - bilingual applicants
(English/Spanish) are encouraged to apply.
- U.S. citizenship or U.S. work visa. If selected,
MECA will provide intent to employ documents for visa application.
Background checks are required for University of Georgia
Emailed, faxed, incomplete,
or late applications will not be considered. Complete application packets must
arrive by mail no later than 4:00 pm EST on April 5, 2012.
Mail complete application packets to:
Intern Search Committee
30 Ocean Science Circle
Savannah, GA 31411
A complete application
packet must include (with no exceptions):
- A one page cover letter (12 point font, 1 inch margins)
briefly describing your past experience as it relates to the internship
qualifications and your future goals.
- A full résumé describing your academic background and
work experience. Include contact information for three
personal/professional references. Be sure to include email addresses and
an alternate phone number where you may be reached easily.
- An official transcript of your college/university work,
including courses in progress (if applicable). If your college or
university is not in the U.S.,
an explanation of the grading system must be included. Any material not in
English must include a translation.
- Three letters of recommendation from the individuals
listed in your résumé. Letters should either be mailed directly to the
selection committee by these individuals, or if included in your
application packet, placed in a sealed envelope signed by the referring
individual. Emailed or faxed letters will not be accepted.
NOTE: The three letters of recommendation must arrive by the April 5
Members of the intern
selection committee will contact finalists for telephone interviews. The
interview process will be completed and internship positions offered by late
The Hogan Lab in the Department of Life Sciences at Texas A&M – Corpus Christi has opportunities for 1 or 2 graduate student positions to start in Summer or Fall 2013. We are looking for enthusiastic and highly self-motivated students at either the M.S. or Ph.D. level interested in working in coral reef ecology in the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
Potential areas of research include:
1) connectivity among populations of reef fishes;
2) the effects of invasive Lionfish (Pterois) on native reef fish populations; and
3) reef fish population dynamics.
Our approach to research is multi-disciplinary and involves advanced population genetic analyses, biogeochemistry (including otolith microchemistry) as well as intensive field-based observational studies using SCUBA.
We seek conscientious and energetic students that can work independently as well as participate in a highly collaborative lab environment. We are particularly interested in applicants that have experience with microsatellite fragment analysis and/or with basic genetic laboratory techniques such as PCR and gel electrophoresis. SCUBA certification is highly desirable.
Texas A&M – Corpus Christi offers competitive graduate teaching assistantships, and in-state tuition rates for out-of-state and international graduate students. We highly encourage students to apply for fellowships such as NSF, EPA Star and others and expect students to collaborate in small grant writing to fund their projects. Research assistantships may also be available.
TAMUCC (The Island University) is an Emerging Research institution, located on its own island surrounded by the waters of Corpus Christi and Oso bays and only miles from the Gulf of Mexico. The Department of Life Sciences boasts a number of research facilities, including a state of the art genomics facility. Corpus Christi is in the heart of the South Texas Gulf Coast region, which offers a rich blend of culture, nature and entertainment. The city is only miles from the South Padre Island National Seashore, and miles of beautiful beaches. Corpus Christi is also home to world class windsurfing, kite surfing and recreational fishing.
To apply, please submit (1) a letter of interest describing your career goals and research interests, (2) CV, including past research experiences and prior publications, and (3) contact information for three references to Dr. J. Derek Hogan; email: James.Hogan@tamucc.edu
, website: http://derekhoganresearch.wordpress.com/