Subject: Hawaii cetacean internship announcement (fwd)

Mike Williamson (pita@www1.wheelock.edu)
Mon, 6 Sep 1999 13:06:43 -0400 (EDT)

Date: Sun, 5 Sep 1999 12:31:50 -0700
From: MARMAM Editors <marmamed@UVic.CA>
Reply-To: Marine Mammals Research and Conservation Discussion
     <MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA>
To: MARMAM@UVVM.UVIC.CA
Subject: Hawaii cetacean internship announcement (fwd)

From: Kris Hunter <khunter@maui.net>

Island Marine Center, is a marine conservation, research and education
program   It's parent company operates three vessels off Maui, Hawaii.
The program consists of whale & dolphin watching trips, snorkel trips,
and scuba diving trips.  We are currently seeking volunteer interns for
our 1999/2000 Humpback whale watching season.
Internships are with the Research and Education department and consist
of collecting field data on the North Pacific humpback whales, Hawaiian
Spinner dolphins, Pacific bottlenose dolphins, (and other local species
of cetaceans).  Data collection is conducted on board commercial whale
watching  vessels.  Other duties may include:  assisting with education
programs in local hotels and schools; computer data entry; analyzing
digitally recorded acoustical data from hydrophones; and photo analysis.
There is no fee for partaking in the program.  Internships are unpaid,
although assistance to locate (not pay for) housing can  arranged.
Interns must commit to at least 20 hours a week and at least two months
in duration.  Priority is given to applicants who can work full time and
stay for longer periods of time. The whale program will run from
December 1999 to May 2000.  Assistance with receiving credit for the
internship is provided.

Internship applicants should posses the
following:

 Motivation and enthusiasm for marine life and the marine environment
 Dedication to hard and often tedious work
 A science background
 Knowledge of research methods
 Excellent communication skills, oral & written
 Knowledge of computer programs is very helpful
         Knowledge of photography is very helpful
 Ability to get along well with a wide variety of people


To apply for the internship, please send us a resume or c.v. and a cover
letter detailing your reasons for applying.  Internships are open to
undergraduates, recent graduates, graduate students, and other
professionals who can add to the program.
    If you have previously applied for an internship position with the
Island Marine Center please resubmit your resume and note your previous
application in your cover letter.
Application materials should be sent ASAP to:

 Island Marine
 113 Prison Street
 Lahaina, HI 96761
 phone: 808-667-6165
 fax:  808-661-5792
 ATTN.: Kris Hunter
 research@whalewatchmaui.com
 khunter@maui.net

If sending your resume via email please do not attach it as a file.

Kris Hunter
Director of Research and Education
Island Marine Center



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