[Coral-List] Internship Announcement Fall 2014

Rita Peachey RPeachey at ciee.org
Mon Jun 30 15:41:13 EDT 2014

Dear Coral List Serve:

Job Title: Coral Reef Ecology Internship Fall 2014

Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean

Duration: 17 weeks (16 August - 13 December 2014)

Deadline for applications: 10 July 2014

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, 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 to info at cieebonaire.org<mailto:info at cieebonaire.org>.  One letter of recommendation must be emailed from a major faculty member from your degree granting institution to info at cieebonaire.org<mailto:info at cieebonaire.org>.   For more information about the semester program please visit www.cieebonaire.org<http://www.cieebonaire.org/>.

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