[Coral-List] Fall 2012 Internship - CIEE Research Station Bonaire

CIEE Research Station Bonaire cieebonaire at gmail.com
Thu Jun 7 15:32:11 EDT 2012

Job Title: Coral Reef Ecology Internship Fall 2012
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Duration: 17 weeks (18 August – 15 December 2012)
Deadline for applications: 22 June 2012

Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program is a
study abroad program for undergraduate students that is located in Bonaire
(Southern Caribbean) and lasts a total of 15 weeks.  The Coral Reef Ecology
Intern will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group
dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, and site security
at the CIEE Research Station.  The position is a combination of teaching
assistant, research assistant and resident hall assistant.  Duties include
assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty;
teaching; SCUBA diving in support of CIEE courses and long-term research
projects; mentoring students; general errands at the research station; and
record keeping for the dive safety program. The internship is a 17 week
commitment with little down time and the normal work schedule includes
weekend and evening duties.  CIEE interns are on call 24 hours per day, 7
days per week for the duration of the internship.

Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with an emphasis in Marine
Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS preferred); scientific
diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged).

Requirements: Current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue,
Advanced Open Water are required; DAN insurance, a comprehensive dive
physical; valid driver’s license

Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of Caribbean coral reef species; a commitment
to education and research in coral reef ecology and conservation; a
willingness to work flexible hours and live on site and manage
undergraduate students in residence at the station; the ability to work as
a team member with CIEE staff to motivate students and provide an excellent
academic and personal growth experience for students

Compensation: A small stipend, round trip airfare (up to $850), and lodging
will be provided to the successful applicant.

To apply:  Send a cover letter and CV listing contact information for 3
references.  One letter of recommendation must be emailed from a major
faculty member from your degree granting institution to Dr. Peachey (
rpeachey at ciee.org).   For more information about the semester program
please visit www.cieebonaire.org.

CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya Gobernador N Debrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire Netherlands Antilles
+599 717 4140

info at cieebonaire.org

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