The University of Southern Mississippi Psychology Department is offering a Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition internship to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates for spring 2009.
College credits for the internship are awarded by the University of Southern Mississippi. Interns work with faculty and graduate student researchers. They gain experience in different areas, such as boat-based wild dolphin research and assisting with data analysis in our research laboratory.
Interns gain hands-on experience during boat surveys studying the Mississippi Gulf Coast bottlenose dolphin population as a part of USM´s Wild Dolphin Project. Interns assist in the collection of environmental and behavioral data, using a variety of scientific tools and methods. Interns may also have an opportunity to help in the analysis of such data.
In the research laboratory, at the USM Hattiesburg campus, interns have the opportunity to learn about behavioral analysis as well as acoustical analysis. Interns are required to complete a small project on an assigned relevant topic.
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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:
- 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
- at least two letters of recommendation (preferably from college professors who know you personally)
All materials should be sent to:
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 December 1st. For more information, you can email the internship coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.