domingo, 15 de febrero de 2009

Voluntariado: Massachusetts!

Marine Mammal Research Volunteer Positions 2009.

For a detailed description and application, please see our website at

The Whale Center of New England, located in Gloucester, MA, is a non-profit research organization involved with the study of the behavior, ecology, and natural history of the whales and dolphins found in the waters off of Massachusetts. The Whale Center is also heavily involved with habitat conservation and education programs.

In addition to the internship positions, we are currently looking to fill research volunteer positions for the summer (May 25-August 21) semester of 2009. Start and end dates may be flexible for the volunteer position.

The Whale Center of New England volunteer position provides experience needed to further pursue fields in marine biology and animal behavior. It is our goal to provide college students and recent graduates with the opportunity to collect valuable information important to the marine
mammal field and to see how this information is used in management and conservation efforts in this area. These duties may include, but are not limited to:
- extensive photo-identification and computer work (training provided),
- field data collection aboard commercial whale watching vessels and our 42? research vessel The Mysticete,
- attendance at necropsies (whale autopsies),
- marine mammal stranding response,
- and attendance at conferences and meetings.

There is no fee required for the volunteer position. The volunteer is required to find their own housing and provide a means of transportation to the boats we work on in Boston and Gloucester, MA (the Whale Center will not be providing any means of financial assistance).

Volunteer applicants should have the following:

* A background in biology, zoology, or related field
* Some knowledge of research methods and design
* An ability to work, live and communicate well with others
* Enthusiasm and dedication to work long days (sometimes 12 hours or more) in the field or lab
* Completed their freshmen year at the time of application

In order to apply for the volunteer position: please send a resume, a cover letter detailing your reason(s) for applying, one letter of reference, and an updated transcript. Once your application has been received, an interview will be arranged. In-person interviews are preferred, necessitating travel to Gloucester, MA, during one of two weekends in March 2009 (to be determined at a later date). All applications must be submitted by March 1, 2009. Applicants should note that they are interest in the volunteer position rather then the internship position.

Application materials and questions regarding the internship should be directed to the intern coordinator: Jenn Tackaberry.

Jennifer Tackaberry
P.O. Box 159
Gloucester, MA 01930
978-281-6351 (office)
978-281-5666 (fax)

2 comentarios:

Miguel dijo...

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Espero que sigas dando informaciones tan interesantes

Marta dijo...

Hola Miguel,
Muchas gracias por pasarte por aquí y sobre todo por el premio!
Me he pasado por tu blog y me ha gustado mucho, con lo jovencito que eres! Sabes, es difícil encontrar a gente tan joven y con tantas inquietudes por la naturaleza... Cuando yo tenía tu edad me volvían loca los dinosaurios y la paleontología. Te prometo que pronto colgaré un post sobre fósiles de cetáceos y espero que te pases a echarle un ojo!
Muchas gracias por el premio!