[Coral-List] Coral Reef Ecology Internships

rbjpeachey at aol.com rbjpeachey at aol.com
Thu Nov 11 11:14:50 EST 2010

Dear Coral listers:

There are 2 internships available for spring semester 2011.  See below:

Job Title: Coral Reef Ecology Internships Spring 2011
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
Application deadline: 30 November 2010
Website: www.cieebonaire.org
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students.  The Tropical Marine Ecology Interns at the CIEE Research Station Bonaire will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, and site security.  Duties include assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty, SCUBA diving in support of 3 CIEE courses, long-term research data collection on coral reefs, undergraduate student education and research projects, and record keeping for the dive safety program. One of the internships is diving intensive and requires significant experience in diving.  This is an intensive program of study lasting 15 weeks. The internship lasts 17 weeks and includes work on evenings and weekends in support of CIEEs mission to provide a world class educational experience for students.   
Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS preferred); current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, and Advanced Open Water; scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged) and a comprehensive dive physical required; drivers license; ability to work as a team member, a commitment to education and research in marine ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the research station with a group of up to 16 undergraduate students.    
Compensation: A small stipend, round trip airfare up to ($1,000) and lodging will be provided to the successful applicant.  
Internship dates: 8 Jan – 7 May 2011
To apply:  Send cover letter, CV listing contact information for 3 references, and one letter of recommendation from a major faculty member from your degree granting institution or current position.  The letter should be emailed directly from the referee to Dr. Peachey (rpeachey at ciee.org).   For more information about the semester program go to www.cieebonaire.org..

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