[Coral-List] Application open: Rutgers Coral Reef Internship (4 Credits)

Tom Sparke tsparke at reefresearch.org
Mon Jan 23 12:14:03 EST 2017

PROGRAMME: Summer Coral Reef Internships in Marine Ecology & Conservation


4 Transferable Undergraduate/Graduate Credits - Rutgers University Institute

of Marine & Coastal Sciences




The Central Caribbean Marine Institute, Little Cayman




26th May - 15th June, 2017




CCMI and Rutgers University invite students to apply for our Coral Reef
Internship programme. Participants will work alongside our research team on
collecting field data whilst learning about principles of tropical ecology,
sustainability and management, through a workshop series. Students will
develop data into a series of group research posters that may be published
or presented at a national or international conference. Come be a part of 15
years of active research by CCMI at one of the world's most beautiful coral
reef systems surrounding Little Cayman and the Bloody Bay Marine Park. 


You will gain experience in:


*	Caribbean fish, coral and algae identification
*	Underwater field methods (transects/roving surveys)
*	CoralNet software analysis
*	Lionfish dissections
*	Coral nursery maintenance
*	Sea urchin surveys
*	Turtle nesting surveys
*	Data analysis
*	Poster and oral presentation skills
*	Working at a research station on a remote island


** Students are eligible to transfer 4 Undergraduate/Graduate Credits **




- Open Water Diver certified or certified by the time they arrive on Little
Cayman (Advanced certification or higher preferred)

- Good academic standing

- Must be physically fit to work long field days in the sun and on the water




Application deadline is March 1st 2017. Registration is limited to 16
students so early application is encouraged. Certified SCUBA divers are
encouraged to apply, but non-certified participants are also accepted if
they intend to become certified before they arrive on site.




Undergraduate and graduate course credit is offered through the Rutgers
University Institute of Marine & Coastal Sciences and the Rutgers Study
Abroad programme. Credits are transferable. All registration requirements
and payment for this course must be processed through Rutgers Study Abroad
programme. More information on the course can be found at the Rutgers Study
Abroad website
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For more information on the program, please contact Tom Sparke, Education
Programme Manager at CCMI, at tsparke at reefresearch.org
<mailto:tsparke at reefresearch.org>  


Students may also email Rutgers at RU_Abroad at email.rutgers.edu
<mailto:RU_Abroad at email.rutgers.edu>  or call 732-932-7787.


Tom Sparke


Education Programme Manager

Central Caribbean Marine Institute

Little Cayman Research Centre

PO Box 37, Little Cayman, KY3-2501

Phone: (345) 948 1094

 <https://www.reefresearch.org/> www.reefresearch.org



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