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Internship Opportunity

Sea Turtle Ecology Science Communication

Posted on: 02/07/2019

Summary / Description

Our Turtle Ecology team would like to work with a detail-oriented, self-motivated student who has a passion for bringing marine science into the public realm. Our collaborative group of federal, state, and non-federal partners has worked together to collect samples and place satellite and camera tags on hundreds of sea turtles in the Greater Atlantic Region. We would like to increase our capacity to bring the results of this research back to the public. This could be accomplished through web-page development (possibly including highly technical GIS space-time components), collaboration with local environmental and wildlife education facilities, compilation/organization of existing data, video, and photographs into more useable formats, preparation of lesson plans for schools, development of visual displays for public places, or even by working with carcasses to preserve them for educational purposes. We can work together with the intern(s) to select a topic that matches their preferences and abilities to make a meaningful contribution to our ability to convey sea turtle science to the public.

Skills Required

Either undergraduates or graduates could be suitable, but we are looking for someone who is capable and willing to make a real contribution to our capacity for science communication.


Woods Hole, MA

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Heather Haas
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