Shortened Deadline- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Mammal Internship

Date: Wed,  4 Nov 2020 15:40:36


Subject: Shortened Deadline- Dauphin Island Sea Lab Mammal Internship

Due to an overwhelming response of applicants to the recently posted

opening for the Dauphin Island Sea Lab Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding

Network’s Spring 2021 Internship, we have shortened the deadline. The new

deadline is NOVEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT 11:59 PM. If you are interested in

applying, please do so before the new deadline.

The Alabama Marine Mammal Stranding Network (ALMMSN) located at the Dauphin

Island Sea Lab (DISL) in Dauphin Island, AL, is recruiting a highly

motivated intern to assist with marine mammal stranding response in coastal

Alabama waters. ALMMSN is a cooperative regional stranding network partner

and works in conjunction with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric

Administration’s National Marine Fisheries Service and the US Fish and

Wildlife Service to respond to dolphin, whale, and manatee strandings. Our

primary goal is to enhance reporting and response efforts for marine mammal

strandings to ensure collection of consistent, high-quality data that are

used to evaluate causes of strandings and/or death. This internship is a

physically demanding position, as field response and necropsy events often

create long days in a variety of weather conditions. This intern will gain

useful knowledge, skills, and experience in the fields of marine biology

and marine mammalogy.

Internship Dates: 3 to 5 months starting February 2021 (3 month minimum;

may be extended based on intern performance and availability; start/end

dates flexible)

Daily duties include: Field stranding response, data collection, data

management, participation in necropsy events, sample handling, and

equipment/lab maintenance/cleaning. The intern will also have the

opportunity to complete an independent research project based on their

interests, which will culminate in a presentation at the end of the


Qualification requirements:

– be a student or recent graduate (0-2 years) of a biology/marine

biology, marine science, oceanography, zoology or related program;

– have interest in marine mammal biology, physiology and anatomy;

– have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record;

– be 18 years or older;

– be physically fit, able to lift at least 50 lbs, and a strong


– have the ability to endure unpleasant field conditions including

temperatures between 30F-100F, rain, humidity and biting insects;

– have knowledge of digital SLR cameras and lenses;

– have the ability to work at least 30 hrs/week including one

weekend day per week (nights and holidays may be required as necessary with


This position is paid. Intern is responsible for providing their own

housing and transport to DISL. Assistance finding housing can be provided.

Applicants must be eligible to legally reside in the U.S. for the duration

of the internship period. International applicants are accepted; however,

no visa assistance can be provided.

Interested applicants must send a cover letter, CV and dates of

availability to  by NOVEMBER 15TH, 2020 AT 11:59 PM to be


Preference will be given to applicants who can stay through the entire

internship period. Application review will begin immediately.

More information about ALMMSN and the Marine Ecosystem Response Laboratory

can be found at, or by

contacting ALMMSN at