*2020 Internship Opportunity*
*Shelby Center for Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management*
*Dauphin Island Sea Lab*
*Dauphin Island, AL*
The Fisheries Ecology Lab 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
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
*Eligibility:* Recent graduates or graduating seniors with a BS or BA in
biological or life sciences (or related field).
*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
firstname.lastname@example.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*.