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Sea Turtle Nesting Season Field Experience Internship

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote conservation of ocean ecosystems with a special focus on threatened and endangered sea turtles. Our facility is open year round and is a world class sea turtle rehabilitation hospital and education center. We are located in Juno Beach, Florida and we have been conducting a sea turtle nest monitoring program along one of the highest density sea turtle nesting beaches in the world for over 25 years.

The internship is an un-paid position and housing is not provided. There will be two internship sessions available (minimum commitment 2 months) starting in either May or June. The number of work hours will be between 15-40 hours per week.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff biologists and field technicians with daily beach surveys on all-terrain vehicle (ATV) starting at sunrise (at work as early at 5:00 AM)
  • Learn how to locate a sea turtle egg chamber, to mark nests and conduct excavations  
  • Learn how to collect data in the field quickly and accurately using leading edge technology
  • Assist with data entry and verification
  • Complete a research project

Supervisor: Reports directly to Research Department Staff Members

Qualifications:

    • Current undergraduate or recent graduate with a Biological Science related degree   
    • In good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions for up to 8 hours (humidity, rain, heat and direct sunlight)
    • Strong communication skills and enjoys interacting with the public
    • Ability to work well with others and collaborate with a team
    • Must possess a valid driver’s license
    • Must be a citizen of the United States or able to obtain appropriate Visa

 

 

The deadline to apply for both sessions is March 15, 2019.

To apply, please submit the following to amccracken@marinelife.org

  • Resume with list of at least three professional references
  • Cover letter with dates of availability (please specify start and end dates)
  • Copy of School Transcripts (unofficial transcripts are accepted)

Physical Requirements: The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear.  The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outside weather conditions.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Introductory Period: It is the policy of Loggerhead Marinelife Center that all team members, including newly hired, transferred and promoted team members, will be carefully monitored and evaluated for an initial introductory period on the job.  After satisfactory completion of the introductory evaluation, such team members will be evaluated on an annual basis.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by this employee. He or she will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by his or her supervisor.

Loggerhead Marinelife Center is an equal opportunity employer.