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Feb 26 / BARD CEP

Summer and Fall Internships-Dauphin Island, AL

Organization: Dauphin Island Sea Lab

Position Title: Summer and Fall Internships

Location: Dauphin Island, AL

Hours & Compensation: A monthly stipend of $1400 is provided

Application Deadline: Summer Applications – March 23, 2014, 11:59om CST
Fall Applications – June 22, 2014, 11:59om CST


Position Description:

The Marine Ecology Lab is looking for interns to help conduct research on several on-going projects in various nearshore benthic habitats along the Northern Gulf of Mexico Coast. Research will be based out of the Dauphin Island Sea Lab located on Dauphin Island, Alabama at the mouth of Mobile Bay. Interns will work closely with Dr. Ken Heck, his lab technicians and graduate students.

We are looking for interns for both summer and fall seasons. The duration of the internship is about 3 months. The internship will have a flexible start date with summer interns starting in June and continuing through August. Fall interns will start in August and continue through November.

**You may apply for both seasons if you wish.

*Duties and responsibilities*

Interns will be required to participate heavily in field-based activities, which are sometimes characterized by long hours and potentially arduous conditions.

Field research will include SAV restoration and monitoring, oyster reef restoration and monitoring, and habitat connectivity. For more information regarding current projects, please check the Marine Ecology Lab website at

Interns will be involved in sample collection and processing and will receive training in sampling techniques (benthic flora and fauna sampling, fisheries sampling, water column sampling, and seagrass monitoring techniques), fish and invertebrate identification,
and analytical methods (chlorophyll analysis and nutrient analysis).

There may also be opportunities to learn other techniques from other laboratories at DISL.

We are seeking people who are committed and enthusiastic about marine science and may be considering marine ecology as a career.

This job requires long days of physically demanding field work and long hours sorting samples in the lab. Experience (although not necessary), as well as enthusiasm about marine research, are important aspects of a
rewarding internship. This is a great opportunity for hands-on training in the field and laboratory.


A monthly stipend of $1400 is provided.


Undergraduate juniors and seniors (at time of application) enrolled in marine programs or with marine experience are preferred. Recent graduates (<1 year post graduate) are also welcome to apply.

This internship is available to U.S. residents and those international students who already have the proper documentation to work in the U.S.

Please contact Dottie Byron if you have any questions regarding your eligibility.

To apply:

*Application Requirements*

1) Fill out Internship application accessed at:

and provide contact information for 2 references.

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