[Coral-List] Summer 2019 internship: coral disease intervention in Biscayne National Park

Bourque, Amanda amanda_bourque at nps.gov
Fri Dec 14 16:43:56 UTC 2018

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The Future Park Leaders of Emerging Change program, sponsored by the
National Park Service, is a pathway for exemplary students in higher
education (advanced undergraduate students and graduate students) to apply
their skills and ideas to park-based challenges and solutions. Through
12-week paid internships, students gain valuable work experience, explore
career options, and develop leadership skills through mentorship and
guidance while helping to advance agency efforts on emerging management
issues. Successful students may be eligible for noncompetitive hire into
federal positions for which they qualify, following completion of all
academic requirements.

Biscayne National Park will host a Future Park Leaders intern in the summer
of 2019 to work on coral disease intervention.  Florida’s coral reefs are
currently experiencing a multiyear disease-related mortality event that has
resulted in massive coral die-offs.  Disease intervention is of critical
importance in the response effort, to slow the spread of disease, save
colonies from total mortality, and maintain species diversity within the
reef ecosystem.  The intern will identify coral colonies for intervention,
implement treatment actions, and monitor the short-term effectiveness of
the efforts.

*The application period is open now, and closes on 25 January 2019.*

Learn more and apply here:  http://futureparkleaders.org/

*Amanda Bourque, Ph.D.*
*Ecologist, Habitat Restoration Program*
*Biscayne National Park*
*9700 SW 328 Street*
*Homestead FL 33033*
*786-335-3626 office*
*305-230-1190 fax*

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