[Coral-List] 2009 Summer and Fall Internships Available at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Dottie Byron dbyron at disl.org
Wed Feb 25 16:32:16 EST 2009

Hello Coral-list members,
The Marine Ecology Lab at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has 4 (2 summer and 
2 fall) internship opportunities available to qualified undergraduates 
looking for experience in marine ecology (announcement below). Please 
post/circulate to interested students. For more information visit our 
website at http://marineecologylab.disl.org/
Best Regards,
Dottie Byron
**Position description- The Marine Ecology Lab is looking for interns to 
help conduct research on several on-going projects in various nearshore 
benthic habitats along the Northern Gulf Coast. Research will be based 
out of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab located on Dauphin Island, Alabama at 
the mouth of Mobile Bay. Interns will work closely with Professor Ken 
Heck, Research Associate Dottie Byron, and graduate students.

We are looking for interns for both summer and fall seasons. The 
duration of the internship is about 3 months. The internship will have a 
flexible start date with summer interns starting on or about May 18, 
2009 continuing through August 14, 2009. Fall interns will start on 
August 17, 2009 and continue through November 13, 2009.
You may apply for both seasons if you wish.

**Duties and responsibilities – Interns will be required to participate 
heavily in field-based activities, which are sometimes characterized by 
long hours and potentially arduous conditions. Field research will 
include seagrass restoration and monitoring, juvenile snappers and gag 
grouper habitat assessment, and monthly sampling of restored oyster 
reefs near Dauphin Island, Alabama (for more information regarding 
current projects, please check the Marine Ecology Lab website at 
_http://marineecologylab.disl.org <http://marineecologylab.disl.org/>_. 
Applicants should have their own snorkel gear (both seasons) and wet 
suit (fall season only). Interns will be involved in sample collection 
and processing and will receive training in sampling techniques (benthic 
flora and fauna sampling, fisheries sampling, water column sampling, and 
seagrass monitoring techniques), fish and invertebrate identification, 
and analytical methods (chlorophyll analysis and nutrient analysis). 
There will also be opportunities to learn other ecological field 
sampling techniques in a variety of marine environments. In addition, 
interns are encouraged to attend seminars on current topics in marine 
science hosted at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab and at the University of 
South Alabama. We are seeking people who are committed and enthusiastic 
about marine science and may be considering marine ecology as a career. 
This job requires long days of physically demanding field work and long 
hours sorting samples in the lab. Experience (although not necessary), 
as well as enthusiasm about marine research, are important aspects of a 
rewarding internship. This is a great opportunity for hands-on training 
in the field and laboratory.

**Stipend *–* A monthly stipend of $1200 is provided, and housing is 
available at the Sea Lab for a monthly rate of $325 (including utilities)..
**Eligibility – Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in marine 
programs (or related fields) or with marine experience are preferred. 
Graduating seniors are also welcome to apply. This internship is 
available only to U.S. citizens.

**Application Requirements -
1. Fill out Internship application accessed at: 
2. Provide 2 letters of recommendation. These can be emailed directly to 
dbyron at disl.org or mailed to Dottie Byron, Marine Ecology Lab Intern 
Program, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL 

**Summer Internship Application Deadline: March 30, 2009
**Fall Internship Application Deadline: April 20, 2008

The Dauphin Island Sea Lab is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Dottie Byron, M.S.
Research Technician
Marine Ecology Lab
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528

Voice: 251.861.2179
Fax: 251.861.7540

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