2020 Dauphin Island Sea Lab Fisheries Ecology Internship

*2020 Internship Opportunity*

*Shelby Center for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management*

*Dauphin Island Sea Lab*

*Dauphin Island, AL*


The Fisheries Ecology LabĀ  is

seeking interns to work under the faculty direction of Dr. Sean Powers

at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on a wide variety of projects in waters

adjacent to Dauphin Island, a gulf barrier island in the northern Gulf of

Mexico fringing the Mobile Bay estuary. Paid internships are available

throughout the 2020 field season. Preference is given to those who can

participate for a minimum of a six-month commitment.

Internships in the Fisheries Ecology Lab involve hands-on participation in

ongoing research. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to assist

with studies in Fisheries Ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico that

involve a variety of fish (bony fishes, sharks and rays) and shellfish from

both offshore and inshore locales. Interns will gain experience with

various sampling techniques used in fisheries research, as well as

associated laboratory sample processing. Potential candidates will work

closely with a variety of lab personnel, including principal investigators,

post docs, current graduate students, and lab technicians.


B.S. or B.A. in biological or life sciences (Note: must be graduated by the

start of the internship)

Minimum of a 6-month commitment

Willingness to work a flexible schedule, which may include weekends,

evenings, and holidays

Willingness and capacity to spend long days on a boat, potentially in

extreme weather conditions

Ability to handle heavy physical work: lifting, pushing, or pulling up to

40 pounds

Interns will be required to participate heavily in field-based activities,

which are sometimes characterized by long hours and potentially arduous

conditions. Much of the research conducted at the lab is by boat, thus

experience on marine vessels is helpful though not a requirement. Travel

across the Gulf of Mexico in support of various field projects may be

required. Overall, the lab is looking for committed and dependable

individuals that are highly motivated to participate in our diverse

research program.

*Eligibility:* Recent graduates or graduating seniors with a BS or BA in

biological or life sciences (or related field).

*Stipend*: $400/wk

*Apply: *The application is a fillable Google form, and can be accessed

*here* . No letters of recommendation

are necessary. If selected for interview, we will contact the provided

references. If you have questions, you may contact Crystal Hightower via

chightower@disl.org or (251) 861-2141 x 2384.

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the

policy of MESC/Dauphin Island Sea Lab to affirm and dedicate itself to a

primary principle of affirmative action and nondiscrimination.

*Application Deadline: 11:59pm CST on February 2, 2020*.