Marine Mammal Science Job Openings

Internship in Marine Mammals in Madeira (CETUS Project)

Job Category: Internship Opportunities (unpaid)
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Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM/ARDITI) is currently opening INTERNSHIPS in Madeira Island (Portugal)

The Oceanic Observatory of Madeira (OOM) is a research unit within the Regional Agency for the Development of Research, Technology and Innovation (ARDITI), located in Madeira Island, Portugal. OOM seeks to become a centre of excellence dedicated to research and permanent monitoring of the ocean. This initiative brings together a multidisciplinary scientific community, joining several institutions with the aim of promoting cooperation and resource optimization.

*OOM/ARDITI is looking for interns to help with our marine mammal research project (CETUS project) based in Madeira Island, Portugal.*

We are currently filling positions for September – October and a position for November – December 2019.  Priority will be given to those interns who are available both periods.

*Internship Details:*
In the Madeira Archipelago, located in Macaronesia (NE Atlantic), 29 species of cetaceans have been recorded. There is a daily ferry boat that conducts trips between the 2 main islands of the archipelago, Madeira and Porto Santo. Interns will be onboard the ferry boat and will be enrolled in data collection through visual surveys 3 days per week. Interns must cover all their accommodation, travel and food expenses. These positions are unpaid but we encourage candidates to seek grants where we can post as host institution. To cover for logistic expenses, there is a monthly fee of 75eur, paid fully upon arrival. Non-European candidates must cover their own insurance expenses.

*Internship description:*
– Training on monitoring protocol and cetacean identification;
– Sea surveys Madeira-Porto Santo;
– Educational activities in local schools or to the general public (when
– Free time to visit Madeira and Porto Santo;
– Accident insurance.

Successful applicants should possess or be enrolled in a BS or MS course in biology or related, be reliable, dedicated, adaptable and patient, as this work is highly weather dependent and requires consecutive days of work at sea. Interns should be independent and proactive. If you are an undergraduate or graduate student interested in pursuing a career in marine mammal research, this is an excellent opportunity to learn and gain experience at sea.

*Applications will be accepted until the postions are filled*.

If you are interested in interning with OOM/ARDITI, please send a CV and a
letter of interest to .