[Coral-List] Volunteer Internship CIEE Research Station Bonaire

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Fri Dec 16 15:40:58 EST 2011

Dear Coral List:

If you know of anyone that is looking for work experience in the field of Marine Ecology and Conservation please past this notice along.

Thanks in advance!

Rita Peachey

Job Title: Coral Reef Ecology Volunteer Internship

Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Application deadline: 23 December 2011

Website: www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org/>

Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation Program in Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students.  The Volunteer Tropical Marine Ecology Intern will assist in program delivery including: academics, research, 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 CIEE courses, long-term research data collection on coral reefs, undergraduate student education and research,  record keeping for the dive safety program and assistance in normal day to day operations. The internship lasts 17 weeks and will require a minimum commitment of 40 h per week and includes activities on evenings and weekends in support of CIEEs mission to provide a world class educational experience for undergraduate students.

Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography; 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; and a willingness to work flexible hours and live on site at the research station with a group of up to 16 undergraduate students and other interns.

Compensation: Lodging will be provided to the successful applicant.  Meals, air fare, health care and personal expenses are not covered.

Internship dates: 14 January - 9 May 2012

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.  Please indicate on the CV your level of dive experience (certification level and number of logged dives).  The letter should be emailed directly from the faculty member to Dr. Peachey (rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>).   If you applied for the fall paid internship you will only need to email a letter of interest.  For more information about the semester program go to www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org/>.

Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gobernador Debrot #26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles
rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>

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