Job Title: Tropical Marine Ecology Internship Spring 2012
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students. The Tropical Marine Ecology Intern at the CIEE Research Station Bonaire will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, and site security. Duties include assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty, SCUBA diving in support of 3 CIEE courses, long-term research data collection on coral reefs, undergraduate student education and research projects, and record keeping for the dive safety program. This is an intensive program of study lasting 15 weeks.
Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS preferred); current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, and Advanced Open Water; scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged) and a comprehensive dive physical required; drivers license; ability to work as a team member, a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the research station with a group of up to 16 undergraduate students.
Compensation: A small stipend, round trip airfare up to ($1,000), and lodging will be provided to the successful applicant.
Internship dates: 14 January – 12 May, 2012
To apply: Send cover letter, CV listing contact information for 3 references, and one letter of recommendation from a major faculty member from your degree granting institution. The letter should be emailed directly from the faculty member to Dr. Peachey (email@example.com). For more information about the semester program go to www.cieebonaire.org.
Application deadline: 5 November, 2011
For more info, contact:
Dr. Peachey firstname.lastname@example.org