The Fisheries Ecology lab is seeking interns to work under the faculty direction of Dr. Sean Powers at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab on a wide variety of projects in waters adjacent to Dauphin Island, a gulf barrier island in the northern Gulf of Mexico fringing the Mobile Bay estuary. Paid internships are available throughout the 2019. Preference is given to those who can participate for a minimum of six months.
Qualified applicants will have the opportunity to assist with groundbreaking studies in Fisheries Ecology in the northern Gulf of Mexico that involve a variety of fish (bony fishes, sharks and rays) and shellfish from both offshore and inshore locales. Interns will gain experience with various sampling techniques used in fisheries research, as well as the associated laboratory sample processing. Potential candidates will work closely with a variety of lab personnel, including principal investigators, post docs, current graduate students, and lab technicians.
Eligibility: Recent graduates or graduating seniors with a BS in marine sciences (or related field).
Interns will be required to participate heavily in field-based activities, which are sometimes characterized by long hours and potentially arduous conditions. Much of the research conducted at the lab is by boat, thus experience on marine vessels is helpful though not a requirement. Travel across the Gulf of Mexico in support of various field projects may be required.
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