2013 6 MONTH INTERNSHIPS
The Fisheries Ecology lab is seeking interns to work at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) 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. Internships are available for 6 months: (May 12 - November 14, 2014).
Internships in the Fisheries Ecology Lab under Dr. Sean Powers involve hands-on participation in ongoing research. Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to assist with groundbreaking 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. For a full description of current projects, please visit http://fisherieslab.disl.org/projects.htm. In this process interns will gain experience with various sampling techniques used in fisheries research, as well as the associated analyses of data.
Potential candidates will work closely with a variety of lab personnel, including principal investigators, current graduate students and lab technicians. In addition DISL hosts visiting scientists through weekly seminars which interns will have the opportunity to participate in during their stay. Preference will be given to applicants considering marine science and/or fisheries as a career.
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 with marine vessels is helpful though not a requirement. In addition, there will be laboratory processing of samples during poor weather conditions as well as after some field collections. Overall, the lab is looking for committed and dependable individuals that are highly motivated to participate in our diverse research program.
Stipend: $645/2week pay period
Graduating seniors from a marine science (or related field) and individuals who can commit to the entire 6 month period are preferred. Applications are due March 2, 2014. Late applications will not be considered.
The application is a fillable .pdf form, and can be accessed here. You must have Acrobat Reader installed to view the application. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can visit http://www.adobe.com to download a FREE copy. Please ensure you are using at least Acrobat 7 or higher. After entering your text, save the .pdf file (lastname_seasonrequestedyear.pdf) and email your application and 2 letters of recommendation to firstname.lastname@example.org. If at any time during the application process, you have questions or problems with the fillable pdf form, you may contact Claire Pabody via email or via phone (251) 861-2141 x2384.
Application Deadline: March 2, 2014
Interns will be notified: April 1, 2014
Visit our web page to learn about the Dauphin Island Sea Lab (http://www.disl.org) and to view Dr. Powers' research profile (http://faculty.disl.org/spowers.html)
The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer