[Coral-List] Reef Check Australia Volunteer Internship Position

Jos Hill jos at reefcheck.org
Thu Apr 20 20:35:40 EDT 2006

Reef Check Australia Volunteer Internship Position

Reef Check Australia is looking for some motivated and independent 
people to assist with the coordination of the 2006 survey season from 
MAy/June to November 2006 for our Great Barrier Reef Project. If you 
want to gain experience in coral reef monitoring and team management 
this is an outstanding opportunity!

The Project Officer position will involve the planning, coordination 
and leadership of Reef Check research teams to survey up to 30 sites on 
the Great Barrier Reef and the Coral Sea. You will also be responsible 
for data management, analysis and the creation of a scientific report. 
Additional responsibilities subject to interest include helping to 
design a school education program, fundraising event coordination and 
grant writing.

Reef Check Australia has 30 trained volunteers and works with 15 dive 
operators on the Great Barrier Reef Project. Good communication, 
motivation, delegation and social skills are therefore essential. 
Minimum Rescue Diver required, however an insured instructor is 

The position is entirely volunteer. However, we can provide applicants 
with some support in applying to other foundations for funds to support 
themselves during their stay in Australia.

Required skills and qualifications:
μ	Tertiary qualification in marine biology
μ	Rescue diver with a minimum of 50 logged dives
μ	Current first aid, CPR and oxygen provider qualifications
μ	Proven experience with team leadership and coordination of projects
μ	Good communication skills, both verbal and written
μ	Ability to take initiative and work independently

Desired skills and qualifications:
μ	Divemaster or Instructor with full insurance
μ	Experience with coral reef monitoring

Why Work for Reef Check Australia?
μ	Part of the United Nation’s official International coral reef 
monitoring program
μ	Strong scientific reputation
μ	Work with likeminded people at the cutting edge of coral reef 

Benefits to you include the opportunity to:
μ	Enhance your research skills
μ	Enhance   team management skills
μ	Enhance project coordination skills
μ	Contribute to Australia’s long-term data set
μ	Take part in the most comprehensive Reef Check Training program in 
the world
μ	Work with like-minded professionals and volunteers at one of the 
world’s leading centres of tropical marine science
μ	Log up to 100 dives at some of Australia’s most spectacular coral 
μ	Potential for ongoing opportunities with Reef Check

Applicants should send their resume to Jos Hill at jos at reefcheck.org

Jos Hill
Executive Director
Reef Check Australia
PO Box 404
QLD 4810

Email: jos at reefcheck.org
General enquiries: support at reefcheckaustralia.org
Tel: +61 (0)7 4724 3950
Mob: +61 (0) 415 446 646


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