[Coral-List] Job Posting: Coral Restoration Internships

Molly Street molly at amigaislandfoundation.org
Mon Jun 24 16:08:36 UTC 2019

Hello all,

The Amiga Island Ecological Foundation has TWO paid position openings for
Coral Restoration Interns. Application deadline is July 2nd, ideal start
date is August 1st. See below for job description and application details.

*Amiga Island Ecological Foundation Coral Restoration Internship*

Cormier, Cap Haitien, Haiti

Paid – Full-time

*Position Overview*

The Amiga Island Ecological Foundation is a non-profit organization
focused on the protection, preservation and enhancement of critically
threatened marine ecosystems. Our focus area is primarily along the
northern Haitian coast and specifically we work to restore and monitor the
reef system surrounding Amiga Island. We are currently accepting
applications for a mid to long term internship position to help implement
our Coral Reef Conservation and Restoration Program which involves
researching and restoring Critically Endangered corals including Acropora
species. The selected candidate will work directly under the Coral Reef
Restoration Biologist on a variable but full-time basis. The candidate may
be expected to work outside normal established hours, participate in night
diving and on other unscheduled events depending on the needs of the
program. The candidate may also be expected to work independently at times,
managing a range of tasks and may not always work under direct supervision.

*Position Responsibilities*

The responsibilities and duties of the selected candidate may include
but are not limited to the following.

1.       SCUBA diving for a variety of purposes including: scientific
reef surveys, locating potential donor colonies, installing and
maintaining coral nursery structures, collection / transport / attachment
of coral
fragments, restoration out-planting, data collection and
photographic documentation.

2.      Assist in researching and securing funding opportunities
including grant writing, securing independent donations and other funding

3.      Assist in the installation and maintenance of coral nursery
structures. Managing and organizing materials and files and keeping a clean
office space.

4.      Assist in writing reports, data entry, interpretation and analysis,
and in the design and production of educational outreach-based materials
including pamphlets and presentations.

5.      Potential responsibility and opportunity for independent
research, based on the availability of time, resources and the desire and
capability of the selected candidate.

6.      Responsible for supervising and guiding educational based
snorkelling and kayak tours.

7.      Participate in, and/or implement environmental education workshops,
and/or training activities with local communities and stakeholders.

8.      Care for and provide basic maintenance to all project equipment.

9.     Have fun and be a team player, maintain a positive attitude
and commit to working well with team members and others including locals
and tourists. Be an advocate for the environment and highlight the ways in
which we can make a difference. Promote the protection, preservation
and enhancement of local marine resources and be a generally good steward
to the environment.

*Role Requirements*


1.       Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology, Ecology, Environmental
Science or similar* (Essential)*

2.      Master’s degree in environmental science, marine conservation,
community development or similar* (Desirable)*

*Experience and Skills*

1.       Previous experience working in a tropical marine ecosystem,
including marine ecosystem surveys (essential)

2.      Knowledge and accurate identification of Caribbean coral reef
species (essential)

3.      SCUBA diving certification (PADI Open Water certification
essential, PADI Advanced Open Water certification desirable)

4.      Experience working with Acroporid corals and marine habitat
restoration (desirable)

5.      Excellent computing skills including proficiencies in Excel, Word,
PowerPoint, and statistical analysis software (SPSS, R etc) (essential).

6.      Ability to analyze and interpret large long-term datasets

7.      Experience in project report writing, and good general written
communication (essential)

8.      Ability to read and speak fluent English, intermediate French and
Spanish (essential)

9.      Experience guiding snorkeling, SCUBA, and/or kayaking tours

10.    Ability to adapt to a changing environment, and good practical
problem-solving abilities (essential)

11.     Confident working independently on certain tasks with minimal
direct supervision.

Interns must complete assigned tasks on time and with quality; must be
punctual and represent the best interest of AIEF. Previous coral
restoration experience is highly advantageous.

*Other Requirements*
Divers Insurance
Medical Insurance

*Position Duration*

Internship length: 3-6 months.

This is a full-time internship requiring an estimated 38 work hours per
week. No vacation is awarded but days off can be flexible.

*Compensation and Benefits*

1.       Gain experience in novel conservation techniques including coral
gardening, out-planting and reef restoration, and community-based marine
conservation, education and outreach.

2.      Gain experience in research SCUBA diving skills, data
collection methods, analysis and interpretation, and coral nursery
installation and maintenance.

3.      Contribute to a conservation project in a long-term and
meaningful way. Your participation will be more than just a training
opportunity - you can make a difference and help preserve the local
environment and reefs.

4.      On-site lodging, a basic food plan (all cooking and food
preparation is the intern’s responsibility) regular electricity, 24 hour
running-water and access to Wi-Fi.

5.      All necessary office space and materials to conduct work.

6.       8 days off per month (No vacation days included, but days-off can
be flexible with senior approval)

7.     All SCUBA diving gear and materials needed to perform duties are
included, along with transportation to and from Amiga Island.

*8.     *A monthly stipend of $300.00 USD, all meals provided (all cooking
and food preparation is the intern’s responsibility) access to communal
cooking area including fridge, gas stove, and food storage area.

*A typical day in this internship:*

Wake up to the sound of the sea in the beautiful beach resort of
Cormier Plage and meet with the AIEF team to discuss the days’ diving and
work plan over breakfast. Gear up and get ready! After a quick shuttle
ride, hop aboard the dive boat and head out to Amiga Island, the
picturesque focal point of our Coral Restoration Program. Enjoy 1-2 dives
for maintenance and data collection or to survey reef health and afterwards
take a short rest on tropical white sand. Once back at base, data analysis
and interpretation is essential for assisting in project reports, in
addition to seeking funding and ensuring all gear and equipment is in good
working order. The ideal candidate should be sociable, and happy to educate
and inspire wonder at what’s just under the waves, as an advocate for the
marine environment, whilst promoting AIEF projects and raising awareness
with local tourists and communities.

*To Apply:*

Please send your CV and a cover letter (2 sides of A4/Letterhead max.), to:

Project Coordinator: Jeremy Raynor – (jeremy at amigaislandfoundation.org)

Email Subject: Coral Restoration Intern Application – (Your Name)

*Application Deadline: July 2nd, 2019*
Your cover letter should outline why you believe you fit the role
responsibilities and candidate requirements for the role. Successful
applicants will be contacted for interview. Good luck!

Molly Street

Marketing and Communication Coordinator
WhatsApp:  + <+1%20(925)%20818%20-6777>1 (612) 839-3942
Email:  molly at amigaislandfoundation.org <mariana at amigaislandfoundation.org>

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