[Coral-List] Conservation Biology Intern position

Edita Magileviciute editamagil at yahoo.ie
Wed Jun 27 03:45:30 EDT 2012

Conservation Biology Internship in Maio Island, Republic
of Cape Verde
 The Maio Biodiversity Foundation (FMB) is offering a
4-month internship starting on 1 September 2012. FMB will provide a small
stipend that will cover living expenses in Maio.
 The FMB was established in 2010 to protect the unique
fauna and flora of the island, and create opportunities and long-term benefits
for the people of Maio. Maio and the surrounding marine ecosystems harbor vast biodiversity: rich coral reefs, marine mammals (whales
and dolphins), sea turtles and endemic birds that breed on the island.
 Since 2010 FMB has carried out a number of projects: for
more details, please see www.maioconservation.org  and our Facebook page  ?Maio Biodiversity Foundation?. We are
building a partnership with Fauna and Flora International (FFI). To continue
existing conservation projects and launch new projects, we are looking for a
committed young conservation biologist who will work alongside local and
national authorities, as well as advisers and members of the FMB.
The intern's mission will consist of three major tasks:
 Research: Facilitate research and conservation projects
on the island, assist existing FMB projects and stimulate sustainable use of
biological resources. Enhance environmental awareness and liaise with private
and governmental agencies to facilitate ecotourism.
 Study report: Initiate and compile reports on
biodiversity of Maio.
Financial support: Seek financial support from Cape
Verdean and foreign funders to build up conservation projects on Maio.
 Candidates should have a background in conservation
biology or in a related field, and interest in biodiversity conservation. They
should be highly motivated and organized, and have excellent communication
skills. Knowledge of Portuguese or Spanish is preferable, but not essential.
 All applications should be sent by Friday, 13th of July
2012 to:   
elisa.dierickx at maioconservation.org
Applications should include:
1. Motivation letter (max 500 words).
2. Curriculum vitae detailing education, research and
professional experience, working languages, and any other relevant information
(max 3 pages).
3. Contact information for 3 referees (academic or
professional) who are familiar with you and your work.
 Interviews will be held in July, and an offer will be
made by Friday, 27th of July 2012.

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