Research Internship Summer 2019

Internship
For 4 to 5 months
Data scientist
Waterville - Ireland
Start in May 2019
Unpaid

Offer description

As a Research Intern, you will have the opportunity to:
- Develop research and survey programmes
- Record and organise data and report to relevant organisations
- Organise, supervise, and conduct local headland watches for marine mammals and birds
- Set up and attend boat-based surveys when possible
- Provide talks/presentations on marine wildlife and survey involvement
- Support, equipment, and platforms available for independent research

Essential:
- Background in marine biology/environmental science or similar
- Keen interest in marine conservation and education
- First Aid skills
- Be enthusiastic and possess a caring, patient & positive attitude, with a strong desire to learn
- Strong commitment to volunteer work
-Must be able use to use own initiative and have desire for independent actions/thoughts and work without continuous supervision
- Ability to work well in a team
- Confidence to interact with the public, especially children
- Excellent verbal and writing/reporting skills
- Good organizational and workload management skills
- Good IT skills

Desirable:
- Strong interest in and knowledge of Irish marine biodiversity
- Previous experience snorkeling or scuba diving certificate
- Previous experience in public speaking
- Marketing and social media skills
- Previous experience working with children
- Previous experience in survey work (e.g. headland watches, coastal surveys)
- Previous experience in data handling
- Previous experience with aquaria
- Ability to work long hours outdoors in variable weather
- Capability to work well on boats
- Life saving and Advanced First Aid skills
- Have own transport

Opportunities:
- Live in one of the most beautiful parts of Ireland for the summer
- See some of Ireland’s amazing marine life on watches and surveys
- Snorkel, scuba dive and observe Ireland’s coastal waters
- Work with like-minded and enthusiastic team
- Visit UNESCO world heritage site Skellig Micheal
- Be part of survey vessels, wildlife tour boats and Skellig trips
- Develop your skills in marine surveying, outreach, education and awareness
- Gain experience with Waterville Lakes & Rivers Trust in salmon and sea trout conservation measures

If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your CV and a Cover Letter outlining why you would like this internship and what interests you about marine conservation or Sea Synergy specifically. Applications submitted without a Cover Letter will not be accepted.

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