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Reviewing the status of protected marine species

Summary / Description


You will work at the Office of Protected Resources in Silver Spring, MD.  Your primary responsibility will be to work on one or more 5-year reviews of species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).  This may include conducting literature searches, interpreting scientific information for use in a review, and assisting in writing a 5-year review.  (The species will most likely be a marine mammal and you may have some say in the species, if we will be starting a new one.)  Depending on your background and interest, you may also be asked to work on listing of a sea turtle or other species, developing outreach materials via researching and writing information for our website and other outreach documents, and any number of other opportunities as they arise.  You’ll attend intra- and inter-agency meetings and conference calls.

You won’t get your hands dirty, but you’ll see policy in the making and we’ll be sure you get broad exposure to a variety of issues that arise in implementation of the ESA.  You will end the summer with an understanding of the ESA and its provisions.

Skills Required

Strong library research and writing skills, and ability to provide critical review of written materials. Ability to work independently, as well as in a team environment.

Other Information

Internship Location: NOAA's Office of Protected Resources
1315 East-West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Intern Supervisor: Susan Pultz / Number of slots available: 0

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