[Coral-List] Internship opportunities Turks and Caicos Islands

John Claydon jclaydon at fieldstudies.org
Thu Aug 12 12:42:36 EDT 2010

Dear Coral-Listers,

I would like to draw your attention to internship opportunities at The
School for Field Studies Center for Marine Resource Studies in the Turks and
Caicos Islands.

Please submit applications online

For more details see below and


John Claydon


Center for Marine Resource Studies, Turks & Caicos, B.W.I. 

Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.  Qualified applicants will
be contacted of internship opportunities as they become available.

Job Summary: The purpose of this position is to provide support in the areas
of program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, program
safety, risk management and site maintenance. Interns assist faculty with
various research projects, including planning, data gathering, analysis and
report writing. Interns also assist the Diving Safety Officer in the
implementation of the dive and waterfront program, activities, and
operations including the safe and prudent conduct of SCUBA, snorkeling,
swimming, and boating activities conducted at the Center.

Location: SFS Center for Marine Resource Studies - South Caicos, Turks &
Caicos Islands, B.W.I.

Reports to: Center Director.  Day to day supervision may be delegated to
Student Affairs Manager, Faculty, Site Manager, or Diving Safety Officer as

Minimum Qualifications:

*	BA/BS in  Marine Ecology, Marine Resource Management or Marine
Policy and Socio-economics 
*	Current First Aid and CPR certifications 
*	Current, active Dive Master certification, including insurance 
*	Experience organizing and facilitating groups 
*	Clean driving record and ability to operate standard transmission
vehicles and boats 
*	Small boat handling experience  
*	Demonstrated ability to work as a team member and independently 
*	Demonstrated commitment to environmental issues 
*	Willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the field
station with a small team of permanent staff, groups of US undergraduate
students and visiting researchers or programs 

Preferred Qualifications:

*	M.Sc. in Marine Ecology, Marine Resource Management or Marine Policy
and Socio-economics 
*	Successful completion of an SFS or similar international residential
*	Life guard certification 
*	Basic knowledge of small boat and 2-cycle outboard engine repair 
*	Familiarity with MS Word, Excel, Access and statistical software
*	In country or regional experience

Job Description


Basic Program Support

*	Participate in planning activities prior to the program start and in
review/analysis following students' departure 
*	Participate in training activities for new center staff prior to and
during the program 
*	Participate in the orientation and re-entry components of the
program presented to students at the beginning and end of each program
*	Assist in organizing the library, teaching aids, research materials
and projects, community service projects, recreational activities, and other
program activities as requested 
*	Assist students with academic and research materials and projects 
*	Organize and prepare support materials for faculty lectures and
field trips including slides, photographs, charts, graphs, maps, field
samples and equipment 
*	Assist with administrative or logistical tasks such as data logging,
purchasing, keeping inventories, record keeping, and routine maintenance of
site and equipment as requested 
*	Help organize students to perform their required tasks in support of
the residential aspects of program, e.g., food preparation, recycling
efforts, center clean-ups, student committees, etc. 
*	Participate in resolving group management issues and student
discipline problems 
*	Monitor student morale and assist in solving daily problems at the
*	Participate in preparation of the Final Reports and other required
reports and/or manual revisions as requested 
*	Assist with other logistical, group management and administrative
*	Live on-site for the duration of each program period and take meals
with the students 
*	On a rotating basis, take responsibility for Center-specific "staff
of the day" duties 
*	Take part in, and occasionally lead, Center upkeep projects, social
and field activities 
*	At the request of the Center Director, serve as caretaker for Center
during program breaks and center rentals 
*	Drive standard transmission vehicles and boats as needed 
*	Participate in community service activities 
*	At all times, work to ensure good relations between the Center and
local community

Safety & Risk Management

*	Adhere to, actively model, and enforce all SFS and Center policies,
procedures, and rules.  
*	Participate in the review and revision of Center Risk Assessment and
Management plans 
*	Recommend and review policies and procedures needed to manage risks 
*	Know the emergency procedures plan for the Center, including
evacuation plan 
*	Participate in the safety portions of the on-site orientation and
conduct safety briefings for students and/or staff 
*	Complete Incident Reports when appropriate and contribute to Safety
*	Ensure that first aid certifications are kept up to date via
periodic courses offered by SFS between program sessions 
*	Report infractions of Center rules to the Center Director in a
timely fashion 
*	Maintain the First Aid equipment and help create and document safety

On-site room and board
Health Insurance reimbursement (up to a cap)
Travel reimbursement (up to a cap)
Emergency medical evacuation and repatriatation insurance coverage

Reimbursement for expenses related to obtaining any required visas and/or
work permits



John Claydon, PhD

Center Director


SFS - Center for Marine Resource Studies
South Caicos, Turks & Caicos Islands
British West Indies
Cell: +1 649 332 3365
www.fieldstudies.org <http://www.fieldstudies.org/>  


Mailing address:
School for Field Studies
10 Federal Street, Suite 24
Salem, MA 01970-3876


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