Florida Keys internships available

Erich Mueller emueller at mote.org
Fri Feb 1 17:54:48 EST 2002

Mote Marine Laboratory
Center for Tropical Research (CTR)Internships

Research at the CTR centers on coral physiology, environmental biology,
diseases and reef restoration. In addition to research by Mote scientists,
the CTR hosts visiting scientists and educational groups. Internships are
generally 4 months long (dates below are guidelines; there is some
flexibility) and designed to provide advanced undergraduates, recent
graduates and graduate students with practical marine science skills. All
interns assist with research projects, help visiting scientists and
students, perform general laboratory duties and develop a project of their
own. Other duties are associated with specific interests or projects as
listed below such as toxicology, coral diseases, reef restoration, etc.
and may need specific skills in addition to the general requirements.
Applications are now being accepted for the following internships:

Coral Culture Internship- Learn about operation and maintenance of closed
   coral aquaria and open seawater systems, coral culture techniques and
   water quality assessment.
available: IMMEDIATELY and year-round
skills: Experience with aquariums desirable but not required.

Toxicology - This project will be of interested in the effects of
   pollutants on the marine environment. Specifically, the intern will
   assist in experiments examining the effects of various contaminants on
   coral biology. The intern will also serve as a TA for a summer course,
   "Diseases of Corals and Other Reef Organisms"
available: June-August, 2002
skills: Applicant should have good basic laboratory skills. Knowledge of
   ecotoxicology and Excel highly desirable. Experience with
   histopathology and/or microbiology helpful for assisting course.

General Requirements: Basic coursework in biology and chemistry, CPR and
First Aid certification is required. Advanced coursework and boat handling
experience desirable. Although SCUBA certification is NOT required,
interns desiring to participate in SCUBA activities must be able to meet
American Academy of Underwater Sciences (AAUS) standards. Little diving
occurs between November and March. An apartment is provided which may be
shared with other interns and/or graduate students.

Additional information on the CTR and current projects may be obtained
from our Website: http://www.mote.org/~emueller/ctrhome.phtml

Application materials should be requested from Andrea Davis, Mote Marine
Laboratory Intern Coordinator, at:
1 (800) 691-6683       or       email:  adavis at mote.org

Internship Period               Application deadline    Notification Date

1 January - 30 April            30 September            31 October
1 May - 31 August               28 February             30 March
1 September - 20 December       30 June                 31 July


Erich Mueller, Ph.D., Director      Phone: (305) 745-2729
Mote Marine Laboratory              FAX:   (305) 745-2730
Center for Tropical Research        Email: emueller at mote.org
24244 Overseas Highway (US 1)
Summerland Key, FL   33042

Center Website-> http://www.mote.org/~emueller/CTRHome.phtml

Mote Marine Laboratory Website-> http://www.mote.org

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