Internship Opportunity: Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern – NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (Application Deadline: 10/12/15)

Northwest Fisheries Science Center LogoEmployer Name:   NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center

Employer Description:   NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center (NWFSC) supports the conservation and management of living marine resources and their habitats in the Northeast Pacific Ocean. Our research assists resource managers in making sound decisions that build sustainable fisheries, recover endangered and threatened species, sustain healthy ecosystems, and reduce risks to human health.

Internship Title: Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern

Internship Description: We are seeking a volunteer student intern to conduct lab work related to a field experiment testing the effects of nutrient inputs and crab fishing on eelgrass, its epiphytes, and associated invertebrate communities. We have collected and preserved many invertebrates and the selected student will assist us in the lab, working under a microscope to identify, enumerate, and weigh invertebrates. There will also be some minimal data entry work.

Internship Location: NOAA’s Northwest Fisheries Science Center, 2725 Montlake Avenue E., Seattle, WA , 98112 (Just south of Husky Stadium)

Hours per week: We are looking for 1-2 student(s) who can commit 6-15 hours per week in 3 hour increments or greater.

Duration: Fall Quarter, with possibility to continue into Winter Quarter

Pay/Salary: This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity.

Qualifications: You must be enrolled at least half-time as a student. The ideal applicant will have completed some basic biology coursework but we will consider any motivated student who wants to learn more about marine organisms.

Application Instructions: Please send an email indicating your interest and a resume to nwfsc.internships@noaa.gov   Please put “Nearshore Marine Ecology Intern” in the subject line. If selected, you will need to fill out a student volunteer agreement and some additional paperwork prior to starting the internship.

Expiration date:   Applications must be received by October 12, 2015.

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