The intern will assist with the day to day support of various ongoing seabird and
laboratory research. Applicants should exhibit a strong interest in seabird and marine
ecology. This position involves a combination of computer, laboratory, and some field
work. Candidates with previous environmental science, seabird identification, or
laboratory experience are preferred. Applicants should be comfortable with conducting
surveys on boats and being outside in variable conditions. Under the guidance of research
staff, the intern will be trained and expected to perform the essential duties.
Education / Experience:
Bachelor’s degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s degree in a science related field is
preferred. Experience with seabird identification is preferred but not required.
● Record weather and observations during vessel-based seabird surveys
● Assist with weekly shore-based community science projects monitoring seabirds
● Conduct photo image analysis
● Maintain computer records and data
● Assist with other laboratory work as needed
● Assist with organizing and inventorying laboratory and field supplies
● Assists research coordinator with other projects as needed
● Maintains regular communication with research coordinator and PI
● Assist with other duties relating to the Center’s goals and mission statement as
Other Skills and Abilities:
Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management
skills. Proficient computer skills including basic Microsoft applications specifically
Excel are preferred.
Ability to see and hear; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and
sit. Ability to lift and move 50 pounds. Experience working on small vessels is
Internship Dates: January 1, 2023 to May 1, 2023
Open Until Filled
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of recommendation.
A background check will be conducted on all potential interns.
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