sábado, 8 de marzo de 2008

Voluntariado: Mississippi!

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 resume
*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:
Stan Kuczaj,
Ph.D.Department of Psychology
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive,
# 5025
Hattiesburg,
MS 39406-5025

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