Summer Internship: Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab at the University of Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg , MS.
Period of Service: May - August 2008.
The University of Southern Mississippi Psychology Department is offering a Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition internship to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates.
College credits for the internship are awarded by the University of Southern Mississippi . Interns gain hands-on experience during boat surveys studying the Mississippi Gulf Coast bottlenose dolphin population.
Interns assist with observations of wild dolphin behaviors and photo-identification. In addition, interns learn how to gather physical and biological data on board using a variety of scientific tools. In the research laboratory, at the USM Hattiesburg campus, interns learn about photo-identification, behavioral analysis, and acoustical analysis. Lectures given on topics in Experimental and Comparative Psychology may occur throughout the internship period. The internship is a full-time voluntary position, and students are responsible for their own transportation and housing arrangements.
Students interested in the Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition internship are required to send:
*an application form (found on website listed below)
*a letter of intent including career goals and reasons for wanting the internship (what you expect to contribute and gain from the internship)
*an unofficial or official copy of your transcripts
*a minimum of two letters of recommendation (preferably from college professors who know you personally)
All materials should be sent to:
Ph.D.Department of Psychology
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive,
Materials may arrive separately or together, but the complete application must be postmarked by April 1st.
For further information please contact Rachel at: Kuczaj_Laboratory@yahoo.com
or visit: http://www.usm.edu/psy-kuczaj/internship.htm