(Solomons, MD) Volunteer research intern for Chesapeake DolphinWatch (UMCES)

Hiring Organization:
UMCES

City:
Solomons

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Application Deadline:
October 1, 2019

We are currently searching for a Research Intern to assist with a citizen scientist project called Chesapeake DolphinWatch (www.umces.edu/dolphinwatch) at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science (UMCES), Chesapeake Biological Laboratory (CBL) in Solomons, Maryland. This unpaid position is for approximately 20 hours per week for 3 months with the possibility of extension. Duties will include dolphin sighting data verification and analysis, managing app software, hydrophone retrievals and deployments, and interacting with citizen scientists via email and social media. Applicants should be familiar with Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with working with citizen scientists, marine mammals, and sound analysis is desirable. The ability to format and analyze data in Excel or the R software package and perform GIS mapping is preferable. For more details, please contact the project coordinator, Jamie Testa (jctesta@umces.edu). Minimum requirement is a B.S. degree with at least 3 months research experience. This internship is unpaid. Anticipated start date is October 14, 2019 in Solomons, MD. Applications are due by October 1, 2019 and should include a cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information of three references (including email and phone) and be emailed to dolphinwatchcb@umces.edu with CDW-VOL in the subject line.