[Coral-List] Bonaire Volunteer Interships - Coral Reef Ecology

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Fri Mar 16 16:15:56 EDT 2012

Coral Reef Ecology Volunteer Research and Teaching Internships Summer 2012 - Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
The CIEE Research Station Bonaire is accepting applications for volunteer intern positions that will be involved in assisting with the summer study abroad program for undergraduates on scientific diving and coral reef ecology as well as field and laboratory research.  Research projects currently underway include trends in populations of lionfish in Lac bay and the input of sediments and nutrients to the coral reef on the leeward side of the island.   Intern duties include student logistics, grading, preparing for labs and field trips, 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 one of the 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 and the intern must commit to a minimum of 8 weeks (between 26 May and 15 August 2012).

The internships 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 a BS in Biology/Zoology/Oceanography or related field of science; current certifications in First Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, and SCUBA; a comprehensive dive physical and a driver's license.

To apply send a cover letter and CV including dive qualifications, teaching /research experience and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Rita Peachey (rpeachey at ciee.org).

Rita BJ Peachey, PhD
Resident Director, CIEE Research Station Bonaire
CIEE:  Council on International Educational Exchange
Kaya Gobernador Debrot 26
Kralendijk, Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Tel:  +599 717 4140
Mobile: +599 786 7394
Email:  rpeachey at ciee.org<mailto:rpeachey at ciee.org>
W: www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org>
Skype: cieebonaire21 or rita.peachey

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