miércoles, 22 de julio de 2009

Voluntariado: Hawaii!!

Pacific Whale Foundation (Maui, Hawaii) is seeking interns for its Marine Mammal Research Program. Pacific Whale Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting whales and other marine life through research, education, and conservation. Our researchers have studied whales and dolphins throughout the Pacific for over 29 years and we currently conduct projects in Hawaii, Australia and Ecuador. To learn more, please visit www.pacificwhale.org

Pacific Whale Foundation is seeking dedicated individuals to assist with our research efforts. Interns will work in the research lab at Pacific Whale Foundation headquarters in Ma?alaea, Maui. Intern positions involve working with our Research Staff to process and analyze data from our humpback whale studies in Australia, as well as our odontocete (toothed whale & dolphin)
studies in Hawaii. Tasks will include photo-identification matching of whale flukes and/or dolphin dorsal fins, data entry, scanning archived slide images, and other duties. Additional opportunities to assist with data collection in the field and on the research vessel may become available.

No prior research experience is required; full training will be provided. Applicants should have basic computer proficiency; experience with Excel and Photoshop is preferred. Attention to detail and the ability to work independently as well as part of a team are also desired qualities.

Positions are available immediately and will remain open until filled. Accepted applicants will be expected to work a minimum of 30 hours per week for a 6-week period. Shorter durations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. As a reward for their hard work, interns will be offered a
complimentary ticket for a snorkeling/dolphin watching eco-tour each week. There is no financial compensation for these positions and interns are responsible for their own living and transportation expenses. Shared intern housing is available for a reasonable fee.

To apply, please send a cover letter, current resume, and two letters of recommendation to research@pacificwhale.org. If you prefer to mail your application, all materials should be sent to:

Research Department
Pacific Whale Foundation
300 Ma?alaea Rd., Ste. 211
Wailuku, HI 96793
(808) 856-8305