Lobster Ecology Internship – University of Maine, Darling Marine Center

The Steneck Lab   at the
University of Maine is looking for several summer interns interested in
lobster biology and ecology.  Successful candidates will assist in a
multifaceted study of the American lobster along the coast of Maine.  The
project involves a mix of field work, laboratory experiments, and data
processing.  Field work will include scuba diving (for certified scuba
divers), small boat operations, underwater video surveys with a tethered
remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sonar seafloor mapping equipment.  Lab
experiments will be focused on lobster behavior of both larvae and
juvenile/adults. Interns will analyze data from this and past years and will
work with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources to build our lobster
biology database.

Special preference will be given to students who are AAUS certified scuba
divers however that qualification is not required for this internship.
Experience with cold water diving, small boat operations, and/or data
analysis in programs such as Excel, R, or ArcGIS/QGIS will also be viewed

The research will be based at the Darling Marine Center (the coastal marine
laboratory for the University of Maine) and the position will run from June
through August. The internship includes a stipend ($12/hr).  We hope
dormitory housing will be available at the DMC if possible, within COVID
guidelines, otherwise alternative arrangements will be made.

Link to posting on Darling Marine Center website:  Darling Marine Center website

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Steneck’s graduate student,
Robert Jarrett (robert.jarrett@maine.edu
). Application review and selection will occur during March of 2021.