Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Subject: Marine Science Internships – Dauphin Island Sea LabThis internship announcement can be found here: Marine Science Internship – Alabama Center of ExcellenceDESCRIPTION/PURPOSEThe Alabama Center of Excellence (ALCoE,) housed at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL), located on Dauphin Island, Alabama, is soliciting applications for two (2) Marine Science Interns to help conduct ecosystem-based monitoring along the Northern Gulf of Mexico under Drs. John Valentine and Ken Heck.The positions will be full-time one (1) year internships and we are looking to fill this position quickly. The start date is flexible with the preferred start date being April 1, 2022 and interns must arrive by May 16, 2022.Interns will assist with exploring how connectivity between coastal habitat types influences biodiversity and secondary production. Interns will also assist with research that is conducted in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution’s Marine Global Earth Observatory (MarineGEO) Network. Interns may also assist with experiments evaluating multistressor impacts on coastal ecology, and natural versus restored ecosystems’ performance under predicted future climatic conditions. Interns may also have the opportunity to develop individual research questions.Interns will receive training in fish and invertebrate sampling techniques and identification, and SAV and marsh identification and monitoring techniques. There may also be opportunities to learn other ecological field sampling techniques (oyster reef monitoring, fisheries sampling, and analytical methods) in a variety of marine environments.The work will be performed in a laboratory and outdoors. Laboratory work will involve long periods of sitting while entering data, sorting samples, and looking through a microscope, and outdoor work will sometimes involve long field days (>8 hours), possible exposure to adverse weather conditions (heat, rain, cold), and biting insects. The work requires physical exertion such as lifting or reaching to observe, collecting, or recording field data; or in some situations snorkeling and working off of a small.