Florida Keys internships available
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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