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Whale Research and Marine Science Education Internships

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We are looking for enthusiastic, motivated people to join us for our Summer Whale Research and Marine Science Education Internship Programs. This is a fun and exciting opportunity to experience the daily challenges of studying wild marine life on the ocean and also interact with and inspire the public to take action to protect marine life. The ideal candidate will be outgoing, enthusiastic, detail oriented and have a strong desire both to learn and teach. A desire to practice or improve public speaking skills is essential. Background knowledge of biology is helpful, but prior experience is not necessary. Although all training is provided and weekly meetings are required, we are looking for motivated individuals who can learn on their own and work independently in addition to working with our staff.

Education interns work with our educators at the Blue Ocean Discovery Center on Hampton Beach to inspire the public to protect the marine environment while introducing them to some of the Gulf of Maine's coastal marine life! In the center there are two display tanks and one touch tank with live animals as well as some other interpretive exhibits. At the center you will learn how to educate people of all ages in an informal environment, handle and care for a variety of aquatic animals, lead public beach clean ups and serve as a positive role model for future ocean stewards.

Whale research interns work with our naturalists aboard a commercial whale watch vessel, the M/V Granite State. They collect detailed data electronically and also educate passengers one-on-one about marine life in the Gulf of Maine, a thriving ecosystem known for some of the best whale watching in the country.

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Participating Institution(s):
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Blue Ocean Society for Marine Conservation  (Lead)

Program Materials:
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This Program can be Described by:
Academic Disciplines:
Aquatic & Fisheries Sciences
Conservation Biology & Wildlife
Environmental Sciences
Marine Sciences & Oceanography

Animal Science
Aquatic Animal Health
Education Research
Environmental Biology
Marine Biology
Marine Invertebrates
Marine Mammal Science
Marine Science
Wildlife Biology

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This program is funded by:
National Science Foundation (NSF)

Page last updated 2/10/2024
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