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Internship Position Available
The Ecosystems Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab, AL is currently seeking applicants for an Internship position for the 2018 Spring semester. Selected candidates will be exposed to a wide variety of research that focuses on the interactions between coastal and terrestrial environments, as well as the effect humans have on those systems. Successful applicants will have a background in chemistry, ecology, and marine biology, as well as a strong work ethic and eagerness to learn.
Duties and Responsibilities
Interns will mainly be assisting graduate students, a post-doctoral researcher, and a lab technician with the various projects being carried out in the Ecosystems Lab. These projects include the monitoring of artificial reefs, coastal lagoons, seagrass beds, marshes, and mangrove habitats, and the assessment of coastal marine debris (including derelict vessels and microplastics). All of these projects have a large field component, and interns will be trained in various sample collection and data acquisition techniques. Candidates will also be SCUBA diving in support of lab projects.
AAUS scientific diving certification is REQUIRED for this position.
Applicants can become familiar with our projects by checking out our website at http://ecosystemslab.disl.org .
A stipend of $350/week ($8.75/hour x 40 hours/week) will be given to interns, and housing arrangements can typically be made through the Dauphin Island Sea Lab. Overtime pay will not be given, however, compensatory time will be assessed and allocated as accrued.
To apply, send via e-mail a current CV with at least 3 references and personal statement to Joshua Goff, firstname.lastname@example.orgThis position will remain open until filled.