Internships in Marine Ecology
barthel at maine.maine.edu
Thu Jan 30 15:45:25 EST 1997
SUBTIDAL MARINE ECOLOGY SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
TO STUDY GREEN SEA URCHINS AND LOBSTERS ALONG THE MAINE COAST
AT THE DARLING MARINE CENTER, UNIVERSITY OF MAINE
We are seeking applicants to help conduct research on two projects. One
studies the interactions between algae and sea urchins along the coast of
Maine with particular emphasis on the effects of kelp on urchin settlement
and survival. The other project is focused on predicting lobster stocks
from settlement and life history data. Both projects have fishery
Research will be based primarily from the Darling Marine Center in the
Pemaquid region of the Maine Coast. But trips up to a week in duration
will be made to three other regions along the coast of Maine, including the
scenic islands of the Mt. Desert region.
We are looking for at least six interns, four of which need to be SCUBA
certified. Diving is shallow (up to 60 feet) in cold (40-65oF) water.
Applicants must have their own full wetsuits or drysuits. Small boat
handling experience is a plus. All divers need to be certified divers,
have current CPR and First Aid certification, and the proper dive physical.
Field research will include underwater surveying, and deploying and
Those interns not certified will conduct lab experments and analyze data.
All interns will be involved in construction of experiments, sorting
samples collected from the field, and some computer data analysis.
The duration of the internship is about 3 months. Most interns will start
the first week of June, but there is a need for a few to start in late
April or the beginning of July. Interns will live in the dorms at the
Darling Marine Center, which is a busy place in the summer hosting interns,
graduate students and researchers from around the nation and world.
Room charges and monthly stipend will be provided. In addition, interns
will receive training in diving and boat handling. There will be weekly
seminars and evening discussion sessions on scientific literature pertinent
to our research.
We are seeking people who are enthusiastic about this kind of work, and may
be considering research as an occupation. Exotic as this project may
sound, please realize it requires long days of either physically demanding
work in cold water, or long hours sorting samples in lab. Enthusiasm and
excitement about marine research are just as (if not more) important than
experience in determining a rewarding internship. This is a great
opportunity for hands-on training in the field. Many past interns have
used this experience to go on to graduate school or for employment as
For more information and an application form please email us at:
Barthel at maine.maine.edu
and we can send an application and information by email.
Appllication deadline is MARCH 28, 1997.
We will notify interns by mid-April.
If you cannot email, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to:
DR. ROBERT STENECK
1997 SUMMER INTERN PROGRAM
DARLING MARINE CENTER
WALPOLE, ME 04573
1997 Summer Intern Program
Darling Marine Center
Walpole, ME 04573
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