[Coral-List] 2013 Summer and Fall Internships Available at Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Dottie Byron dbyron at disl.org
Tue Mar 5 16:48:34 EST 2013

Hello Coral-list members,
The Marine Ecology Lab under Dr. Ken Heck at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab has
internship opportunities available to qualified undergraduates looking for
experience in marine ecology (announcement below). Please post/circulate to
interested students. For more information visit our website at
Dottie Byron & Ken Heck

*Undergraduate Internships at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab in the Marine
Ecology Lab *

***Application Deadline*: **
Summer Applications - March 29, 2013
Fall Applications -  June 21, 2013

***Position description***
The Marine Ecology Lab is looking for interns to help conduct research on
several on-going projects in various nearshore benthic habitats along the
Northern Gulf Coast. Research will be based out of the Dauphin Island Sea
Lab located on Dauphin Island, Alabama at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Interns
will work closely with Dr. Ken Heck, his lab technicians and graduate

We are looking for interns for both summer and fall seasons. The duration
of the internship is about 3 months. The internship will have a flexible
start date with summer interns starting in June and continuing through
August. Fall interns will start in August and continue through
November.**You may apply for both seasons if you wish.

*Duties and responsibilities*
Interns will be required to participate heavily in field-based activities,
which are sometimes characterized by long hours and potentially arduous
conditions. Field research will
include SAV restoration and monitoring, oyster reef restoration and
monitoring, and habitat connectivity.  For more information regarding
current projects, please check the Marine Ecology Lab website at
http://marineecologylab.disl.org <http://marineecologylab.disl.org/>.

Interns will be involved in sample collection and processing and will
receive training in sampling techniques (benthic flora and fauna sampling,
fisheries sampling, water column sampling, and seagrass monitoring
techniques), fish and invertebrate identification,
and analytical methods (chlorophyll analysis and nutrient analysis).
There may also be opportunities to learn other techniques from other
laboratories at DISL.

We are seeking people who are committed and enthusiastic about marine
science and may be considering marine ecology as a career. This job
requires long days of physically demanding field work and long hours
sorting samples in the lab. Experience (although not necessary), as well as
enthusiasm about marine research, are important aspects of a
rewarding internship. This is a great opportunity for hands-on training in
the field and laboratory.

 A monthly stipend of $1400 is provided.

Undergraduate juniors and seniors enrolled in marine programs (or related
fields) or with marine experience are preferred. Graduating seniors are
also welcome to apply. This internship is available only to U.S. citizens.

*Application Requirements*
1) Fill out Internship application accessed at:
2) Provide 2 letters of recommendation. These can be emailed directly to
dbyron at disl.org or mailed to Dottie Byron, Marine Ecology Lab Intern
Program, Dauphin Island Sea Lab, 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island, AL

Dottie Byron, M.S.
Lab Manager
Marine Ecology Lab
Dauphin Island Sea Lab
101 Bienville Boulevard
Dauphin Island, AL 36528
Voice: 251.861.2141 ext. 2179
Fax: 251.861.7540

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