[Coral-List] Coral Reef Ecology Internship in the Caribbean

Patrick Lyons plyons at cieebonaire.org
Wed Oct 21 17:25:18 EDT 2015

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Job Title: Coral Reef Ecology Internship
Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Caribbean Netherlands
Application deadline: 15 November 2015
Internship dates: 23 January – 14 May 2016
Website: www.cieebonaire.org

Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology and Conservation program in
Bonaire is a study abroad program for undergraduate students. The CIEE
Intern will assist in program delivery, academics, research, group
dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student transportation, day-to-day
errands and student security at the residences.  Duties include assisting
with preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty, record
keeping for the dive safety program and assistance in normal day to day
operations at the field station. The internship lasts 16 weeks and will
require a commitment of 40+ hours per week, which includes activities in
the evenings and weekends.  We are looking for an individual with the
ability to work as a team member, a strong commitment to education and
research in marine ecology and conservation, ability to assist with
resident hall management, and willingness to work flexible hours.

Minimum qualifications for the internship: BA/BS in Biology with an
emphasis in Marine Biology or Ecology (MSc preferred), driver’s license
(ability to drive a standard/manual transmission preferred), and experience
managing students.

Additional minimum qualifications related to diving: AAUS Scientific Diver
certification (or equivalent); current certifications in Emergency First
Responder, Oxygen Rescue; scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives
logged); DAN insurance and a comprehensive dive physical
Compensation: Shared accommodation at the Residence Hall will be provided
to the successful applicant.  Airfare will be reimbursed up to $750 and an
overall stipend of $1600 will be provided. Weekday lunches are provided
during the 14 weeks of the academic program (Feb 01-May 06). Other meals,
health care and personal expenses are not covered.
CIEE Alumni are encouraged to apply!

To apply:  Send a single PDF containing 1) cover letter 2) CV and 3)
contact information for three references to info at cieebonaire.org with
SPRING INTERNSHIP in the Subject line.  Please indicate on the CV your dive
experience (certification level and number of logged dives).

Dr. Patrick Lyons

*Tropical Marine Conservation Biology  Faculty*
CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Kaya G. Debrot 26. Kralendijk, Bonaire (Dutch Caribbean)
email: plyons at cieebonaire.org
tel: +599 788-3963
web: cieebonaire.org/
personal website: https://sites.google.com/site/drpatlyons/

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