[Coral-List] CIEE Research Station Bonaire: Volunteer Research Internships Summer 2010

rbjpeachey at aol.com rbjpeachey at aol.com
Mon Mar 8 14:56:52 EST 2010

Dear Coral-List:  
I would like to share the following announcement for volunteer research internships with you:
Job Title: Tropical Marine Ecology Research Internship Summer 2010
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles (Dutch Caribbean)
Website: www.cieebonaire.org
Description: The CIEE Research Station Bonaire is accepting applications for 2 volunteer research intern positions.  There are 4 research projects currently underway at the station: a long-term coral reef monitoring program where nutrient levels, sedimentation rates and enterococci bacteria are monitored at 10 sites year around; a study on a calcareous alga that is overgrowing live coral in Lac bay; a study of the effects of excluding donkeys and goats from the mangroves; and a study on the ecology of invasive lionfish.  The volunteer interns will be involved in the long-term research program and will be assigned to the other research areas based on the needs of the PIs.  Duties include field sampling, sample processing, data entry and analysis, report writing, record keeping for the dive safety program, and assisting with general day to day operations at the station.  Diving is required for both positions.  Interns must have the ability to work as a team member and be willing to work flexible hours while living on-site at the research station.  The expected weekly time commitment is 40 h. 
The positions are strictly voluntary; interns are responsible for airfare, meals, personal health insurance, and other expenses.  CIEE Research Station Bonaire will provide a shared room with a kitchenette, wireless internet and private bathroom.  Interns are expected to follow the house rules and to conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.  
Minimum Qualifications: Have completed at least 3 years of undergraduate study in Biology/Zoology/Oceanography or related field of science (BS preferred); current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, and SCUBA.  A comprehensive dive physical and driver’s license is required. 
Compensation: Lodging will be provided to the successful applicants.  
Internship dates: 19 June to 21 August 2010
To apply:  Send cover letter, CV listing contact information for 3 references, and one letter of recommendation from a major faculty member from your college or university.  The letter should be emailed directly from the faculty member to Dr. Peachey (rpeachey at ciee.org).   For more information about CIEE Research Station Bonaire go to www.cieebonaire.org. 
Application deadline: 15 April 2010 
Thank you,
Rita Peachey
Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gob. N. DeBrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles 
rpeachey at ciee.org

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