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2015

ISTS Student Committee

Compilers:
Itzel Sifuentes Romero
Adriana Cortes

Index
Volunteering & Internships

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece


ASUPMATOMA NGO
Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI)
The Costa Maya Turtle Project
Loggerhead Marine life Center Volunteer
Loggerhead Marine life Center Internship
MEDASSET- the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles
Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc
(ProTECTOR)
Sea Turtle Hatchery in Guatemala
Volunteering in Galapagos, Ecuador
Volunteer Research Assistants in Sea Turtle Conservation in Africa
Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS)

Paying Internship & Volunteer Opportunities

Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program


Marine Turtle Conservation Project (MTCP)
MEDASSET the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles
NOA (Nature & Oceans of the Americas)
The Science Exchange
Turtle Foundation Loggerhead Conservation Project

Paid Internships & Volunteer Opportunities

Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program


Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program
Pacuare Nature Reserve, Leatherback and green turtle Program

Thesis/Research opportunities

Thesis opportunities in Galapagos, Ecuador


MEDASSET- the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles
Pacuare Nature Reserve, leatherback Program

Graduate & postdocs opportunities

Motes Postdoctoral Research Fellowship


San Diego State University. Conservation Ecology Lab
Texas A&M University. Galveston Campus
University of Central Florida. UCF Archie Carr Sea Turtle House
University of Florida. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine
University of Charleston, SC at the College of Charleston
University of Queensland. School of Veterinary Science.
University of West Indies. Faculty of Science and Technology

Scholarships

Fulbright Foreign Student Program


Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
Global Vision International (GVI) through its National Scholarship Program (NSP)

Jobs opportunities

Loggerhead Marine life Center

Other useful sites

Volunteers &
Interships

ARCHELON, the Sea Turtle Protection Society of Greece

Opportunity title: Volunteer


Location: Zakynthos, Peloponnese, Crete, Amvrakikos, Athens - GREECE
Opportunity Description:

At the summer projects (Mid May-Mid October) with the following tasks:
a) Nest management and habitat protection (morning survey, nest protection,

night survey, excavation)


b) Public Awareness (Information Stations, Slide Shows, Beach Patrols,
Safeguarding beaches)
c) Maintenance and day-to-day duties

At the Sea Turtle Rescue Center (all year round) with the following objectives:
a) To treat and rehabilitate injured, sick or weak sea turtles
b) To raise public awareness, especially amongst schoolchildren and fishermen
c) To operate a Sea Turtle Rescue Network throughout Greece

Duration of the program:


Minimum participation period: 4 weeks,
Suggested participation period: more than 6 weeks.
Deadline of application: Open all year round
Other relevant information: Internships are available. Available posts for August
September 2015
Contact data:
Theoni Karkoulia
Email: volunteers@archelon.gr
For further information go to:

www.archelon.gr

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ASUPMATOMA NGO

Opportunity title: Volunteers/ Internships


Location: Los Cabos, Baja California Sur, Mxico
Opportunity Description: The beaches of Los Cabos are nesting area for sea turtles,
mainly olive ridley. Personal and volunteers of NGO ASUPMATOMA realize activities such
as patrolling, collecting nests, and environmental education in two beaches, around of 20
kilometers.
We are open to proposals of biologists / ecologists who want to do your research about
sea turtles in this beautiful place.
Duration of the program: Volunteers can stay for periods of 1-6 months between July to
December.
Other relevant information: Accommodation is guaranteed for all. Volunteers and interns
who remain throughout all period June-December will receive a stipend of food.
Contact data:
ASUPMATOMA A.C.
Email: asupmatoma@hotmail.com
Facebook: ASUPMATOMA Campamento tortuguero

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Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI)

Opportunity title: Sea Turtle Research Intern


Location: Eleuthera, The Bahamas
Program Description: The Cape Eleuthera Institute (CEI) is a research facility that
promotes a connection between people and the environment. CEIs scope of work
includes visiting educational programs/field courses for students in primary through
graduate school; modeling green technologies that promote self-sufficiency; performing
research and collaborating with outside scientists/organizations in areas related to
tropical ecology and sustainability; building local capacity through education and training
programs; and by hosting conferences.
Opportunity Description: The Cape Eleuthera Institute is accepting applications for
Research Internships within the Sea Turtle Research Program. Successful applicants will
gain a wealth of hands on field-based experience in addition to a solid theoretical
foundation from the scientific literature, through readings and group discussions.
Fieldwork will primarily focus on:

Conducting scientific visual surveys around South Eleuthera


Conducting and analyzing underwater video surveys
Catching, handling and tagging sea turtle

Qualifications

Must be a minimum of eighteen years of age


Should have completed, be planning to complete, or in the process of completing
an undergraduate degree in biology related field
Previous research experience and an active interest in marine research will be
given priority

Other relevant information: Non-field based duties will include the maintenance of field
equipment and data entry. On occasions, Research Interns will also have the opportunity
to assist in the field or lab with other Cape Eleuthera Institute research initiatives, such as
the flats ecology, aquaponics, sustainable offshore aquaculture and permaculture
programs.
Contact data: To apply please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (C V) or resume and at
least three Professional/academic references by email to: dad9@app.catchthebest.com
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The Costa Maya Turtle Project (Littlefeet Environmental) In partnership with


El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR)

Opportunity title: Volunteer Research Assistants


Location: Research activities will be conducted in three nationally protected areas
including the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve, the Sian Kaan Biosphere Reserve and
the Xcalak National Marine Park
Opportunity Description:
We are now recruiting volunteer research assistants (18 years or older) to partake in our
in-water pilot research study on marine turtles in the southern Mexican Caribbean where
volunteers will participate in snorkel, scuba and boating surveys while hand catching
marine turtles for data collection.
You will have the opportunity to work with other international volunteers, local Mexican
communities and sustainable fishing cooperatives as well as expatriates that now call
Mexico home while collecting data in currently unstudied and remote regions. Explore the
Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, get hands on experience working with critically endangered
marine turtle species while obtaining your PADI scuba diving qualifications to Rescue Diver
along with a healthy dose of Mexican culture and Spanish language.
Duration of the program: volunteer phases of 2-12 weeks in length
Requirements:

Scuba diving optional, but preferred (local training facilities available in mexico)
Good level of fitness desired
Spanish speaking beneficial, but not mandatory

Contact data:
Littlefeet Environmental staff:
Andy Farmer (Director) andy@littlefeet.org.uk
Courtney Huisman-Farmer (Project Coordinator) courtney@littlefeet.org.uk

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Loggerhead Marine life Center Volunteer

Opportunity title: Volunteer


Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Program Description: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit education and
ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The facility houses a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures.
Exhibits include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, salt water aquaria and
displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida's marine
environment.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities at the center include:

Sea Turtle Rehabilitation

Education Docent

Turtle Walk Program

Aquarist

Guest Services

Administrative

Gift Store

Contact data:
Caitlin Sampson, Volunteer Coordinator, email: csampson@marinelife.org
For
further
information
go
to:
www.marinelife.org/volunteer
or
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rwr8xjvyc6bzlz/Loggerhead%20Marinelife%20Center_Stud
ent%20Opportunities.pdf?dl=0

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Loggerhead Marine life Center Intership

Opportunity title: Internship


Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Internship Opportunities:
Sea Turtle Nesting Internship
April 1-September 30 (2 Positions Available)
Contact: Adrienne McCracken, Field Ops Manager amccracken@marinelife.org
Position Description: Assist biologists and field technicians with daily beach surveys.
Sea Turtle Rehabilitation Internship
Ongoing
Contact: Nicole Montgomery, Hospital Coordinator nmontgomery@marinelife.org
Position Description: Learn all aspects of sea turtle rehabilitation through hands-on
experiences, working directly with LMCs hospital staff
Marine Education Internship
Ongoing
Contact: Kerri Allen, Education Manager kallen@marinelife.org
Position Description: An introduction to a career in marine conservation and
environmental education trough hands-on experiences working with LMCs education
department staff.
Communications/Marketing Internship
Ongoing
Contact: Kat Rumbley, Marketing/Communications Coordinator krumbley@marinelife.org
Position Description: Learn all aspects of communication efforts in a non-profit
environment.
For
further
information
go
to:
www.marinelife.org/careers
or
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rwr8xjvyc6bzlz/Loggerhead%20Marinelife%20Center_Stud
ent%20Opportunities.pdf?dl=0
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MEDASSET- the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles

Opportunity title: Unpaid Intership


Location: Athens, Greece
Program Description: Founded in 1988, MEDASSET is an international environmental NGO
registered as a charity and limited liability company in the UK and a Permanent ObserverMember to the Bern Convention, Council of Europe. MEDASSET is working closely with
MEDASSET Greece a not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 in Greece, which is a
partner to the UNs Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP). Both organisations are
active in the study and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the
Mediterranean. Common goals are achieved through scientific research, environmental
education, lobbying relevant decision makers, and raising public awareness.
Opportunity Description: MEDASSET provides unpaid internship opportunities for
university students and professional adults to gain valuable language and international
work experience and possibly academic credit. Interns should provide a letter describing a
project they desire to work on or describe in their correspondence how they can
contribute to a campaign or activity. After careful evaluation the Volunteer Programme
Coordinator will get back to you with details. Upon completion, interns are offered a
certificate.
Contact data:
If you are interested in an internship please a motivation letter and your CV two email
contacts for professional or academic references to medasset@medasset.org.
Konstantina Kostoula, Volunteer Programm Coordinator
konstantinakostoula@medasset.org
For further information go to:
Facebook |Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | www.euroturtle.org | www.medasset.org
Please check the FAQs here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/epulq3uvlyxoqb5/MEDASSETPositions-for-Students.pdf?dl=0

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Protective Turtle Ecology Center for Training, Outreach, and Research, Inc
(ProTECTOR)

Opportunity title: Volunteer and Intern program


Opportunity Description: Volunteer opportunities include in-water monitoring, nesting
beach monitoring, short research projects, and educational outreach. Some of the
volunteer projects undertaken in the past have resulted in accepted abstracts,
presentations, and publications.
Other relevant information: ProTECTOR was established recognizing the paucity of
information and data on sea turtles coming out of the country of Honduras. The
organization began in 2007 and since then has been undertaking research, conservation,
community interaction, and environmental education throughout Honduras (the Pacific
coast, the Caribbean coast, and the Bay Islands).
Contact data:
Stephen G. Dunbar, President and Founder, ProTECTOR, Inc.
E-mail: sdunbar@llu.edu
For further information:

ProTECTOR website: http://www.turtleprotector.org/

WIDECAST Honduras website:


http://www.widecast.org/What/Country/Honduras/honduras.html

ProTECTOR Volunteer and Intern program:

http://www.turtleprotector.org/Volunteers/Volunteer%20Main%20Page.htm

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Sea Turtle Hatchery in Guatemala

Opportunity title: Volunteer


Location: El Garitn, Pacific coast of Guatemala, between Iztapa and Monterrico
Program Description: In Guatemala sea turtle eggs are commercially collected but 20% of each
nest should be given to a nearby hatchery

Opportunity Description: Volunteers should assist in collecting nests for the hatchery, teach
local school children environmental basics and establish or maintain good contact with local
population. Accommodation and facilities right at the beach are provided, volunteers must pay
their stay and food etc (grant recommended, should be organized by students and their related
institutions).

Duration of the program: Volunteers should stay 24/7 at the hatchery during egg laying season
July-November/December.

Other relevant information: Resistance to heat and tropical climate necessary. Health
insurance strongly recommended. Knowledge of Spanish language

Contact data:
Dr Michael Ebner, biologist, scientific head of Tortugario El Garitn del Instituto Austriaco
Guatemalteco.
Email: mike.ralf.ebner@gmail.com
Tel: +502 55580222

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Volunteering in Galapagos, Ecuador

DEMOGRAPHY, HABITAT USE AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE GREEN TURTLE


(Chelonia mydas) AND HAWKSBILL TURTLE (Eretmochelys imbricata) IN THE FORAGING
AND BREEDING AREAS OF THE GALAPAGOS
Opportunity title: Non paid volunteer and opportunities for thesis
Location: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Program description: The Project is focus on aquatic habitat use studies, human resource
use and the impacts of marine pollution. These efforts continuously use sea turtles as
flagship species for research, conservation and awareness. Our budget has always been
limited, however, has made significant progress in the understanding of sea turtle
populations in the area. San Cristobal and other nearby Islands were only recently
identified as significant areas for foraging hawksbills, and one of the most important areas
in the Eastern Pacific for green turtles. In this context, it is crucial to continue collecting
information on interaction with human activities, which can be used for local and global
management strategies and ensure timely protection measures
Other relevant information: Any other relevant information: First directed research at
hawksbills in the Galapagos Islands; Identification of important hawksbill foraging areas
across the Galapagos Archipelago; Long-term research into foraging ground residency;
Conservation strategies used by this project ; In-water Monitoring ; Outreach and
Education; Protected Area Management ; Exploratory Habitat Investigations.
Contact data:
Juan Pablo Muoz: jmunozp@usfq.edu.ec
Daniela Alarcn: dani_a55@hotmail.com

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Volunteer Research Assistants in Sea Turtle Conservation in Africa

Opportunity title: Volunteer Research Assistant


Location: Winneba, Ghana, West Africa
Opportunity Description: Research Assistants (two) work with local volunteers to monitor a 15
km stretch of beach for nesting olive ridley and leatherback sea turtles from November through
March. RAs work closely with Ghana Wildlife Division officers by assisting with community
education programs and other functions that serve to improve sea turtle conservation and
education in the region. RAs must have prior sea turtle nest survey experience.

Other relevant information: RAs must provide their own transportation to/from Ghana, and all
required vaccinations. The program provides housing and a monthly food stipend
Positions are tentative, depending on acquisition of funding each year. When available, positions
are advertised on the job board at seaturtle.org

Contact data:
Phil Allman, Florida Gulf Coast University, pallman@fgcu.edu
Andrews Agyekumhene, Ghana Wildlife Division, andyaohene@yahoo.com

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Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Association (ARCAS)

Opportunity title: Conservation project volunteer


Location: Hawaii National Park near the town of Hawaii on the Pacific coast of Guatemala,
(NOTE: Not the island in the Pacific!)
Opportunity Description:
Volunteers assist in nightly beach patrols in search of nesting sea turtles, collection and
burial of eggs in the hatchery and collection of research data. Volunteers also take part in
the construction and upkeep of educational exhibits, educational activities in area schools,
mangrove reforestations and community projects.
In addition to regular volunteers, ARCAS also is looking for experienced and independent
sea turtle conservationists to serve as volunteer coordinators and research assistants at
Hawaii and at other research sites along the Pacific coast.
ARCASs other main project (nothing to do with sea turtles) is its Wildlife Rescue and
Rehabilitation Center in the northern Peten region of Guatemala, 45 kms from the world
famous Mayan archeological site of Tikal. Here, volunteers assist in feeding and caring for
animals including parrots, macaws, spider and howler monkeys, jaguars, margays, ocelots,
coatimundis, taras and kinkajous, the majority of which have been confiscated from
animal traffickers working in the Maya Biosphere Reserve.
Duration of the program: The olive ridley season in Hawaii is during the months JuneDecember with peak months of August - October. For the much scarcer leatherbacks, the
nesting season is November to January
Other relevant information: Internships are unpaid.
Contact data:
email at arcasvolunteers@gmail.com and we will send you updated information.
For further information go to:
Visit our website at www.arcasguatemala.org

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Paying Volunteers &


Internships

Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Opportunity title: Volunteer


Location: The program headquarters are based at Drake Bay Backpackers, a non-profit
hostel created by the Foundation especially to support the program. All new volunteers
will initially stay at the hostel while they receive their training and orientation, after which
they may choose to work at either (or both) of our two conservation sites: Drake beach
and Ro Oro beach
Opportunity Description:
As a volunteer you will take part in various conservation activities, including night patrols,
working at the hatchery, recording scientific data, excavating nests, releasing baby turtles,
construction activities, environmental education and ecotourism activities.
We are looking for volunteers aged 18 or over, in good physical condition, with a basic
knowledge of either Spanish or English. Volunteers need to be friendly, communicative
and able to work in extreme weather conditions for 4-6 hours per day, six days per week.
Volunteers must have their own travel medical insurance policy for the duration of their
stay at the program.
Duration of the program: from 01 July 2015 until 31 March 2016.
Other relevant information: The cost for volunteering at the program is $30 per night, or
$25 per night for volunteers staying 28 nights or more. This costs covers accommodation,
three meals per day, training, and transportation between the two conservation sites. It
does not cover snack food, nor transportation to and from the program upon your arrival
or departure.
Contact Information: Rob James robert@corcovadofoundation.org
For further information about the program go to:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/uvfz6o3kso19u2o/Corcovado%20Foundation%20Volunteeri
ng.pdf?dl=0
Check out the Corcovado Volunteer Manual 2015 here:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/rcgr0cvfubvkodn/Corcovado%20Volunteer%20Orientation%
20Manual%202015.pdf?dl=0
Check out a video about the program here: http://youtu.be/v6bg200dpCI
Check out the tours and activities offered by the hostel here:
http://www.drakebaybackpackers.com/tours
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Marine Turtle Conservation Project (MTCP)

Opportunity title: Self-funded volunteers


Location: In the northern part of the island inhabited by Turkish Cypriots.
Program Description: Since 1992 a marine turtle conservation and monitoring project has
been conducted on the beaches of Northern Cyprus. Here the endangered green (Chelonia
mydas) and loggerhead (Caretta caretta) turtles nest. This is a very well established
project conducting excellent research and providing invaluable experience for undergraduate students (www.seaturtle.org/mtrg/projects/cyprus and www.cyprusturtles.org).
Opportunity Description: Monitoring of beaches at night at our main base. Females are
observed nesting, measured and tagged (with flipper, identichip, satellite tags or data
logging devices) and their behaviour recorded. Other beaches around the island are
monitored during the day. An assessment is made of the previous nights turtle activities
and all nests are screened to reduce predation. At the main base nests are monitored at
night for signs of hatching. Nests are observed during the day and excavated to release
any remaining hatchlings and assess the success of nests. In addition to this work, a large
effort goes into education and increasing public awareness. At our main base we have an
information centre, which is open to the public. Here we present information, and arrange
small groups to accompany us to the beach at night to witness nesting and hatching.
We are looking for fit and healthy volunteers that do not mind sleeping in basic
accommodation. You must be able to get on well with other people and also be prepared
to cook and clean. You do not have to be a science student, however, all volunteers should
have a basic knowledge of marine turtle biology and the research findings of the project
by the time they come out to Cyprus (for a list of publications from the marine turtle
research group please see <www.seaturtle.org/mtrg/pubs>). In addition, knowledge of
Turkish would be invaluable, although not essential. It is important to stress that you must
be fit to partake in this work. You should expect to be walking up to 10km a day/night in
temperatures of 30-40 C.
Duration of the program: 10th May-5th October.
Deadline of application: Applications are now invited for voluntary field assistants in the
year 2016. Please note that the closing date for applications is 15th December 2015.
Other relevant information: Accommodation is Self-catering field base.
Contact data: Robin Snape, email: rtes201@exeter.ac.uk
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MEDASSET the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles

Opportunity title: Non paid, office based volunteer


Location: Athens, Greece
Program Description: The volunteer work includes - but is not limited to assisting staff with the
design and/or projects/campaigns, letter writing, computer orientated and archive resource
centre tasks, database updating, internet search, social media etc. We operate a 5-day working
week, from 10am to 6pm. Our organisation does not offer field voluntary work at the moment;
volunteers are based at the Head Office in Athens, where we offer free accommodation in a small
guest room with a single bed, for one person at a time. The office is fully equipped with kitchen
and bathroom and we provide all bed linen, towels, etc. We do not require prior in depth
knowledge in sea turtle conservation, just a passion and interest in the environment.

Opportunity Description: We need volunteers with skills and interests in web design, web
developing, graphic design, communications, and translations (Turkish, Albanian, Arabic).
MEDASSET also offer online volunteers who can support our cause by offering their skills, free
time and knowledge through an internet-based collaboration.

Duration of the program: Volunteers are asked to stay for 3-5 weeks, but this can be flexible
based on availability

Other relevant information: The programme has a small fee of 100. The payment can be
made via PayPal prior to your arrival. All expenses, such as travel costs, visas, food and personal
expenses are the responsibility of the volunteer. The volunteer is responsible for obtaining any
necessary visas. MEDASSET can provide volunteers with an invitation letter upon request.
MEDASSET does not provide any allowance. Volunteers need to arrange their own short term
insurance policy.

Contact data: If you are interested in the kind of volunteer work we offer, please send a full
CV including two email contacts for professional or academic references and contact details
(Name, address, email address and telephone) of two emergency contacts and a cover letter to
our Volunteer Programmes Coordinator, Konstantina Kostoula, to:
konstantinakostoula@medasset.org Please add "Volunteering" in the e-mail subject line.

For further information go to:


Facebook |Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | www.euroturtle.org | www.medasset.org

Please check the FAQs here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/epulq3uvlyxoqb5/MEDASSET-Positionsfor-Students.pdf?dl=0

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NOA (Nature & Oceans of the Americas)

Opportunity title: Internships and student groups opportunity: projects on leatherback


and green sea turtles
Location: Pacuare Reserve, Costa Rica; Yucatn, Mxico and Corcovado, costa Rica
Opportunity Description: NOA is a nonprofit organization which offers research and
educational programs to students. You will join our team of international research field
staff and of international volunteers, collaborating on the protection, research and
conservation of endangered species such as sea turtles, dolphins and coral reef. Our
projects are focused on studying nesting turtle ecology, dolphin behaviour and coral reef
ecology in places with a high biodiversity.
Other relevant information: A fee must be paid that includes, arrival transportation, long
term experienced staff, basic accommodations (usually shared) and all meals. All
necessary project training by experienced staff, project equipment and 24-hour support,
etc. Flights, medical and travel insurance, visa costs, international airport taxes is not
included.
Contact data:
Marga Lpez Rivas (info@noaoceans.org/marga@noaoceans.org)
For details: http://www.noaoceans.org
Other NOA opportunities: http://www.noacoeans.org/projects

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The Science Exchange

Opportunity title: Internship


Location: French Antilles
Opportunity Description: Two French speaking interns in the French Antilles to help
collect data for an important multi-year sea turtle research project. DUTIES CAN INCLUDE:
biodiversity transects with snorkel/SCUBA, capture and tagging of live turtles from boats,
analysis of drone and underwater video footage, stable isotope sampling, data entry and
analysis, among other duties. REQUIREMENTS: Must be proficient in French, not prone to
sea sickness, be able work outdoors in harsh environments at odd hours. A a 15 page
paper on your research topic is required at then end.
Duration of the program: Two French speaking interns in the French Antilles to help
collect data for an important multi-year sea turtle research project.
Other relevant information:
COST: US$5,000 covers two months of rent, insurance, training, research equipment, a
donation to the project, and optional 3 units of Biology credits at San Diego State
University (or other university, as needed). Meals may be included (TBD) but flights are
not. Discounts for Native French speakers. Preference to American Association of
Underwater Scientists - SCUBA certified candidates.
BENEFITS: The chance to help save an endangered species in a beautiful tropical
environment. Add a work experience to your resume, and biology credits to your
transcript. Publication opportunities. Network with scientific professionals and make
lifelong friends. This is an opportunity of a lifetime!
Contact data:
Katherine Comer Santos, Director
The Science Exchange
San Diego, CA USA
katherine@thescienceexchange.org
For further information go to:
www.thescienceexchange.org
Facebook: The Science Exchange International Sea Turtle Internships
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Turtle Foundation Loggerhead Conservation Project

Opportunity title: Volunteers, interns and coordinators for the 2015


Location: Boa Vista, Cape Verde
Opportunity Description: Volunteers are needed to work on nesting beaches in the
protection, monitoring and continued study of loggerheads turtles between June and the
end of October. Applicants must understand that this is mostly an overnight position.
Applicants should be physically fit and must be able to sit, stand and kneel for long periods
of time
Basic essential requirements

Need to be fit and motivated and enjoy working outdoors


Able to converse, receive and understand instructions in English. Portuguese
and/or Spanish are an advantage but not necessary:
Minimum age of 18
Travel insurance
Available for a minimum of 2 weeks (intern 8 weeks)

Period: June 15 to October 31st 2015


Deadline of application: Applications for 2015 are received any time until September 31st
but we advise you to book your stay and flight early, as our camps fill up quickly.
Other relevant information: volunteers and interns are required to pay a small daily fee to
cover food and logistics.
Contact data:
volunteers@turtle-foundation.org & seymour@turtle-foundation.org
Website: http://www.turtle-foundation.org
For further information go to:
Please see our website (http://www.turtle-foundation.org) for more information
regarding participant duties, project sites and costs

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Paid Internships &


Volunteer Opportunities

Buck Island Sea Turtle Research Program

Opportunity title: Research Assistant (intern).


Location: Buck Island Reef National Monument (BIRNM), St. Croix, US Virgin Islands.
Program description: This will be the 28th year of the Buck Island Sea Turtle Research
Program (BISTRP), a long-term monitoring, research, and conservation project supported
by the National Park Service (NPS), Buck Island Reef National Monument. BIRNM is a
nesting beach for hawksbill, green, leatherback, and loggerhead sea turtles.
Opportunity Description:

Interns will provide assistance to the NPS staff in the collection and processing of
field data. A mixture of methods will be used: night duty and day patrols.
Interns are also responsible for weekly daytime monitoring of beaches at The
Buccaneer Hotel, their residence, recording activities using GPS.
Interns will provide assistance to NPS staff and collaborators in the deployment of
acoustic and satellite tags and aid in the collection of tissue and blood samples.
Interns may also participate in snorkel surveys for foraging sea turtles and/or assist
in sea turtle stranding response incidents.

Duration of the program: This project will be up to 12 weeks in duration beginning in midJuly 2015 (applicants must state availability in their cover letter) and are expected to stay
the length of the project upon selection.
Deadline of application: 2 March 2015, no applicants will be considered after this date.
Other relevant information: Interns will receive two meals/day and lodging from The
Buccaneer Hotel at no cost to the interns. A small weekly stipend will be allotted to each
intern ($100), and travel costs will be covered by the NPS.
Contact data:
Email: Clayton_Pollock@nps.gov
Telephone: 340.773.1460 x 236
Fax: 340.719.1790

For further information go to:


https://www.dropbox.com/s/8c2o7ac820m9z8s/Buck%20Island%20Research%20Assistan
t.pdf?dl=0
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Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program

Opportunity title: Research Assistant


Location: The Program protects two beaches, in Rio Oro and Drake Bay, Osa Peninsula.
Research Assistants will have the opportunity to work at both sites
Program description: The Corcovado Foundation Sea Turtle Conservation Program uses a
community-led model of conservation to protect sea turtles nesting at Rio Oro and Drake
Bay, and support the sustainable development of the local communities with which these
turtles interact. The program conducts three complementary areas of work: 1) sea turtle
conservation, 2) environmental education, and 3) the development of responsible
community-based tourism. Drake Bay receives around 200 Olive Ridley turtles annually
and is one of Costa Rica's finest eco-tourism destinations. Rio Oro is one of the most
important nesting habitats for solitary Olive Ridleys and Pacific Greens in the south Pacific
coast, receiving over 2000 turtles annually, and is much more remote and undeveloped
than Drake Bay. The site in Drake Bay has excellent facilities, whereas accommodation in
Rio Oro is in a rustic tent camp and is off-grid.
Opportunity Description: Research Assistants will assist the Coordinators and Program
Director in the delivery of the conservation objectives, and will participate in the
coordination of volunteers and the maintenance of the camps. Research Assistants
typically work for 6-8 hours per day, six days per week.
Duration of the program: from 01 July 2015 until 31 March 2016. Research Assistant posts
are 3 months but may be extended subject to satisfactory performance in role.
Other relevant information: Food, lodging and transportation between the two sites, and
a stipend of USD $100 per month is provided.
Contact data:
Rob James robert@corcovadofoundation.org
For further information go to:
To check out activities and requirements please go to:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6qvtcj71znitsim/Corcovado%20Foundation%20Reasearch%2
0Assistant.pdf?dl=0
Check out a video about the program here: http://youtu.be/v6bg200dpCI
Check out the tours and activities offered by the hostel here:
http://www.drakebaybackpackers.com/tours
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Pacuare Nature Reserve, Leatherback and green turtle Program

Opportunity title: Coordinator and Research assistant positions


Location: Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica
Program Description: Researching and sea turtle monitoring.
Duration of the program: From March end of September The minimum period is 5
months.
Application Deadline: November 2015
Other relevant information: 10 field assistants and 2 coordinators (remunerated) will be
selected for the leatherback Turtle Program.
Contact data: Carlos Fernndez (costarica@pacuarereserve.org)
For details : www.pacuarereserve.org

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Thesis opportunities

Thesis opportunities in Galapagos, Ecuador

DEMOGRAPHY, HABITAT USE AND HEALTH ASSESSMENT OF THE GREEN TURTLE


(Chelonia mydas) AND HAWKSBILL TURTLE (Eretmochelys imbricata) IN THE FORAGING
AND BREEDING AREAS OF THE GALAPAGOS
Opportunity title: Thesis opportunities
Location: San Cristobal Island, Galapagos, Ecuador
Program description: The Project is focus on aquatic habitat use studies, human resource
use and the impacts of marine pollution. These efforts continuously use sea turtles as
flagship species for research, conservation and awareness. Our budget has always been
limited, however, has made significant progress in the understanding of sea turtle
populations in the area. San Cristobal and other nearby Islands were only recently
identified as significant areas for foraging hawksbills, and one of the most important areas
in the Eastern Pacific for green turtles. In this context, it is crucial to continue collecting
information on interaction with human activities, which can be used for local and global
management strategies and ensure timely protection measures
Other relevant information: Any other relevant information: First directed research at
hawksbills in the Galapagos Islands; Identification of important hawksbill foraging areas
across the Galapagos Archipelago; Long-term research into foraging ground residency;
Conservation strategies used by this project ; In-water Monitoring ; Outreach and
Education; Protected Area Management ; Exploratory Habitat Investigations.
Contact data:
Juan Pablo Muoz: jmunozp@usfq.edu.ec
Daniela Alarcn: dani_a55@hotmail.com

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MEDASSET- the Mediterranean Association to Save Sea Turtles

Opportunity title: Thesis opportunity


Location: Athens, Greece
Program Description: Founded in 1988, MEDASSET is an international environmental NGO
registered as a charity and limited liability company in the UK and a Permanent ObserverMember to the Bern Convention, Council of Europe. MEDASSET is working closely with
MEDASSET Greece a not-for-profit organisation established in 1993 in Greece, which is a
partner to the UNs Mediterranean Action Plan (UNEP/MAP). Both organisations are
active in the study and conservation of sea turtles and their habitats throughout the
Mediterranean. Common goals are achieved through scientific research, environmental
education, lobbying relevant decision makers, and raising public awareness.
Opportunity Description: Students of various fields of study are welcome to collaborate
with MEDASSET. You can carry out research related to your studies and MEDASSETs work
or complete your thesis/dissertation on a subject related to MEDASSETs activities.
Students need to have a supervisor for their thesis/dissertation appointed by their
University. Unfortunately, we cannot fund students but research the web and you will find
several international, regional, European and national research and thesis funding sources
for students of all levels.
Contact data:
Konstantina Kostoula, Volunteer Programmes Coordinator to:
konstantinakostoula@medasset.org Please add "Thesis opportunity" in the e-mail subject
line.
For further information go to:
Facebook |Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | www.euroturtle.org | www.medasset.org
Please check the FAQs here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/epulq3uvlyxoqb5/MEDASSETPositions-for-Students.pdf?dl=0

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Pacuare Nature Reserve, leatherback Program

Opportunity title: Master and doctoral fellowships


Location: Pacuare Nature Reserve, Costa Rica
Description: Researching and sea turtle monitoring with a scientific staff. Research studies
will be carried out at Pacuare and the main interested areas are nesting ecology and
biology of sea turtles and the effect of climate change on their future. Pacuare is one of
the most beautiful reserves in the Costa Rica caribbean and hosts a high biodiversity of
coastal and forested ecosystems
Duration of the program: From March end of September
Application Deadline: November 2015
Contact data: Marga Lpez Rivas (costarica@pacuarereserve.org)
For details: Leatherback and Turtle Program at PNR, Costa Rica
http://www.pacuarereserve.org

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Graduate & postdocs


opportunities

Motes Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

Opportunity title: Postdoctoral Research Fellowship for Benthic Invertebrate Ecology


Location: Florida, USA.
Opportunity Description: In keeping with Motes 2020 Vision & Strategic Plan, a new
postdoctoral fellowship is opening in 2015. Recent (since January 1, 2012) Ph.D. graduates
including those with firm expectation of graduation by December 31, 2015. However, at
time of appointment, doctoral (or equivalent professional) degree must have been
awarded. Applications from all fields of marine research are invited, although Mote is
specifically seeking applications dealing with coastal marine invertebrates other than
corals, and benthic faunal taxonomy, ecology, and biology. The following research topics
illustrate but do not constrain Motes interests: benthic faunal community productivity,
trophic dynamics and modeling; environmental DNA surveys of benthic habitats; benthic
community metabolism in forecasted increasingly warmer and acidic coastal waters;
benthic community regulation of water chemistry/quality; historical benthic ecology using
taphonomic, isotopic, and other tools; biotic causes of extirpation and strategies for
valued species (i.e., bay scallop) restoration, and use of latitudinal and other gradients
over large spatial scales (i.e., marine benthic invertebrate mesoecology) relevant to
climate change
Duration of the program: This Fellowship position will be for a period of two years
(assuming appropriate first-year progress).The new Postdoctoral Research Fellow is
expected to begin before December 31, 2015.
Deadline: This position will remain open until filled
Other relevant information: The full-time position includes an annual salary of $42000.
Health insurance is also provided for the Fellow, with family options available. Benefits
include an opt-in retirement plan with employer matching, leaves for holidays, illness, and
vacation, and other benefits. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will also have an
established Mote scientist assigned to serve as a dedicated mentor and will receive
office/laboratory space and funds for startup, operations, and travel. The Research Fellow
will also participate in Motes Postdoctoral Mentoring Program
A complete description of Motes Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Program and
detailed application instructions are available at
https://mote.org/about-us/postdoctoral-research-fellowship-program
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San Diego State University. Conservation Ecology Lab.

Research Program
Members of the Lewison Conservation Ecology Lab work on a variety of taxa using a wide
range of methodologies. What unites the lab is a dedication to understanding the impacts
of human interaction and disturbance on vertebrates of conservation concern. Below are
some of our general research interests and links to projects in the lab.

Fisheries and bycatch


Ecotoxicology and ecosystem health
Habitat Utilizatiom
Connectivity
Trophic Ecology
Population Dynamics

Information for Applicants


Current students in the lab are engaged in a range of research projects that focus on
different taxa but all consider the impact of resource and land use on vulnerable wildlife
populations.
For details:
http://www.conservationecologylab.com/

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Texas A&M University. Galveston Campus

Marine Biology Graduate IDP


Marine Biology at Texas A&M University at Galveston focuses on five main areas of
development: fisheries, marine mammals, oceans & human health (aquatic health),
wetlands and biodiversity.
Research program:
Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) is the ocean-oriented branch campus of
Texas A&M University offering numerous opportunities in Research and Graduate Studies.
There are over 35 TAMUG faculty actively participating in extramural research
encompassing the areas of marine biology, marine sciences, marine environmental and
conservation
studies,
marine/maritime
engineering,
computational
chemistry/biochemistry, as well as being involved in maritime business, law, policy and
management. Research is focused largely in the areas of bay and estuary ecosystems,
coastal and beach processes, geochemical cycling in the marine/aquatic/atmospheric
systems, marine life studies, offshore/deepwater environments and urban planning and
sustainability.
Program Details
The Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Marine Biology offers a doctoral (Ph.D.) degree,
a master's thesis degree (M.S.), and a non-thesis master's degree. The Ph.D. and M.S.thesis degrees are research related and interested students should seek out and contact
potential research advisors in the area of their interests before applying to the program.
For more details:

http://www.tamug.edu/marb/index.html
http://www.tamug.edu/seaturtle/index.html
http://www.tamug.edu/research/index.html

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University of Central Florida. UCF Archie Carr Sea Turtle House

Research program
UCF Biology is an active department, housing a diverse faculty who conduct leading
research primarily in the fields of ecology, evolution and organismal biology, with a strong
emphasis in conservation biology. The 3 graduate degrees offered by the department are:

Ph.D.
M.S.
Professional Science Masters (PSM)

The Ph.D. and M.S. degrees are offered as traditional research-based programs. In
contrast, PSM is a novel course-based program with an extramural internship requirement
(e.g. with a local NGO or state agency). Graduates of our programs have consistently
found employment at numerous state and federal agencies, colleges and universities, as
well as corporations and NGOs.
Archie Carr Sea Turtle House
The UCF Marine Turtle Research Group has been studying all aspects of marine turtle
biology since 1982, helping to create the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and working
to conserve these threatened turtles. Currently, the beach house is the base of operations
for studying the nesting ecology of three species of marine turtle: the loggerhead, green,
and leatherback turtles. This work is conducted in southern Brevard County, including the
Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge and north through Patrick Air Force Base. This area
hosts the densest nesting of loggerheads in the Western Hemisphere, the densest green
turtle nesting in the United States, and a growing population of leatherbacks, the largest
marine turtle. In addition to their work with nesting females, the Marine Turtle Research
Group conducts studies of juvenile turtles at three sites around Florida, which can host
turtles that hatched on beaches as far away as Costa Rica and South America.
For more details:
http://biology.cos.ucf.edu/graduate-program/masters-program/
http://biology.cos.ucf.edu/facilities/sea-turtle-research-house/
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University of Florida. College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


Graduate Program
We accept students wanting to work with faculty at the Whitney Laboratory for Marine
Biosciences, the Florida Museum of Natural History as well as the Dept. of Biology.
Department Description
Our Department offers graduate programs leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in
Botany and Zoology, with research specializations that include ecology, evolution,
behavior, development, comparative and environmental physiology, molecular biology,
neurobiology, genetics, and phylogenetics.
We accept students in four capacities:

Ph.D. program I -- Students who already have a M.S. in Biology (or related areas)
are admitted directly into the Ph.D. program and will be expected to conduct
original research culminating in a dissertation. We expect these students to
complete the Ph.D. in 5 years.
Ph.D. program II -- Students admitted to this program do not have a M.S. in hand,
but have a record indicative of likely success in the Ph.D. program (i.e., timely
completion of original research leading to the defense of a dissertation). We
expect these students to complete the Ph.D. within 6 years.
M.S. -- Students admitted to this program complete a M.S. by conducting original
research. We expect students to complete this program in 2 years. These students
must re-apply to the Ph.D. program if they want to continue in our program.
M.S.T. -- We also offer a Master in Science Teaching (a joint program with the
College of Education) for students interested in teaching science in public schools.

Financial Support
The Department will provide teaching assistantships to all students who do not receive
fellowship support or research assistantships for the expected duration of the program,
assuming the student continues to make timely and satisfactory progress in the program.
Currently, 1/3 - 1/2 time assistantships over the 9-month academic year come with
stipends of $12,000 - $18,100 plus a tuition waiver and health insurance.
For details:
http://biology.ufl.edu/Graduate/Default.aspx
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University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine

Opportunity title: Master of Professional Science degree


Location: Miami, FL, USA
Program Description: The Master of Professional Science degree, is intended for students
interested in generating innovative solutions to marine, coastal and climate related issues.
Our students are exposed to a unique, multidisciplinary and applied curriculum, including
science theory, field and laboratory training, legal and regulatory knowledge,
communication and media training, and the development of business savvy.
We prepare our students for science careers in industry, government, and non-profit
organizations, where employment demands are growing. The curriculum is structured to
allow students to complete their degree in as few as 12 months, with the training and
real-world experience necessary to prepare them for careers in todays professional
science job market.
The degree programs offered in fall 2015 include:
Marine & Coastal Science
*
Applied Remote Sensing
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Aquaculture
*
Coastal Sustainability
*
Coastal Zone Management
*
Exploration Science
*
Fisheries Management and Conservation
*
Marine Conservation
*
Marine Mammal Science
*
Tropical Marine Ecosystem Management
*
Joint JD/MPS
Deadline of application: We will begin evaluating applications for fall 2015 on February
1st, 2015, and this will continue on a rolling basis until June 1st, 2015
For more information regarding how to apply, coursework, pre-requisites and much
more, please visit the program website http://mps.rsmas.miami.edu/ or visit us on
Facebook www.facebook.com/Rosenstiel.ScienceMasters , and download the attachment
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University of Charleston, SC at the College of Charleston

Opportunity title: Masters level Graduate Programs


Location: Charleston, SC, USA
Program Description:
Marine Biology: this program is one of the top rated programs in the US and has a strong
emphasis on publishable research and preparation for careers or PhD programs .
http://cofc.edu/academics/graduate-degree-progs/graduatedegreeslist/marinebio.php

Environmental Studies: this program has strong options for Science or Policy emphases.
http://cofc.edu/academics/graduate-degree-progs/graduatedegreeslist/envstudies-ms.php

Science and Math for Teachers: this program prepares science teachers for both
traditional classroom and non-traditional teaching in parks, NGO or private settings
http://cofc.edu/academics/graduate-degree-progs/graduatedegreeslist/sciencemath.php

Contact data: See turtle guy Dave Owens (owensd@cofc.edu)


For further information go to:
http://gradschool.cofc.edu/contact-us/index.php

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University of Queensland. School of Veterinary Science.

Research program
The program in veterinary studies offers a higher degree qualification including formal
courses and a significant project and report in a general disciplinary area. This program
provides academic enhancement of existing qualifications in a general disciplinary area,
and qualifies graduates for enrolment in a higher degree.
Graduate programs

Master of Veterinary Studies

Doctor of Veterinary Science

Vet-Marti
The mission of Vet-MARTI is to undertake comprehensive research and teaching in marine
animal medicine and pathology as well as offer a diagnostic service capable of conducting
aquatic animal disease investigations.
Vet-MARTI aims to provide training to veterinary students, researchers and interest
groups in aquatic animal disease investigation techniques.
For details:
Postgraduated programs:
http://www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/postgrad
Master of Veterinary Studies (MVSt):
http://uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=5220
Doctor of Veterinary Sciences (DVSc):
http://uq.edu.au/study/program.html?acad_prog=7513
Vet-Marti:
http://www.uq.edu.au/vetschool/personnel
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University of West Indies. Faculty of Science and Technology

Research program
Science graduates may register for the Research Degrees of MPhil and PhD under the
supervision of a member of the Academic Staff. Research interests in the Faculty are wideranging encompassing many areas of the Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Electronics,
Environmental Studies, Computer Science, Mathematics, Meteorology and Physics. The
Facultys first MPhil degree was awarded in 1976 and the first PhD in 1983.
The well-established MSc in Natural Resource and Environmental Management is
mounted by the Facultys Centre for Resource Management and Environmental Studies
(CERMES).
Barbados Sea turtle project
The Barbados Sea Turtle Project is based at the University of the West Indies (Cave Hill
Campus). For more than 25 years, we have been involved in conservation of the
endangered marine turtle species that forage around and nest on Barbados through
research, education and public outreach as well as monitoring of nesting females,
juveniles and hatchlings. Our vision is to restore local marine turtle populations to levels at
which they can fulfill their ecological roles, while still providing opportunities for
sustainable use. Barbados is currently home to the second-largest hawksbill turtle nesting
population in the Wider Caribbean, with up to 500 females nesting per year. Turtle nesting
occurs on most of the beaches around the island, many of which are heavily developed
with tourism infrastructure. This presents both challenges and opportunities for sea turtle
conservation. Sea turtles are now not only an important component of the biodiversity of
Barbados, but have become an integral part of the attraction of a holiday in Barbados.
For details:
https://cavehill.uwi.edu/fst/post-grad.aspx
http://www.barbadosseaturtles.org/pages/about_us/index.html
https://www.cavehill.uwi.edu/fst/bcs/staff/julia-horrocks.aspx

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Scholarships

Fulbright Foreign Student Program


Program Description for Non US citizens:
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program enables graduate students, young professionals
and artists from abroad to study and conduct research in the United States. The Fulbright
Foreign Student Program operates in more than 155 countries worldwide. Approximately
4,000 foreign students receive Fulbright scholarships each year.
The Fulbright Foreign Student Program is administered by binational Fulbright
Commissions/Foundations or U.S. Embassies. All Foreign Student Program applications are
processed by these offices.
Program eligibility and selection procedures vary widely by country.
To find information about the Fulbright Program in your home country, including eligibility
requirements and application guidelines, please go to:
http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/about/foreign-fulbright .
http://foreign.fulbrightonline.org/

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Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship

This 2016-17 competition will launch shortly. Please check back soon for updates.
The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as
a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S.
citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up
to three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible
through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic
Society.
The wide variety of new digital media tools and platforms has created an unprecedented
opportunity for people from all disciplines and backgrounds to share observations and
personal narratives with global audiences online. These storytelling tools are powerful
resources as we seek to expand our knowledge of pressing transnational issues and build
ties across cultures.
Through the Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship, Fulbrighters will
undertake an in-depth examination of a globally relevant issue, comparing and contrasting
how that issue is experienced across borders. Utilizing a variety of digital storytelling tools,
including text, photography, video, audio, graphic illustrations, and/or social media,
Fellows will tell their stories, or the stories of those they meet, publishing their work on a
a dedicated blog hosted on the National Geographic. Stories deemed by National
Geographic to be of interest or merit may be considered for publication on other National
Geographic platforms. In addition to receiving Fulbright benefits (for travel, stipend,
health, etc.), Fellows will receive instruction in digital storytelling techniques, applicable to
Fellows projects, including effective blog writing, video production, photography, and
other relevant training, by National Geographic staff prior to their departure. Fellows will
be paired with one or more National Geographic editors for continued training, editorial
direction and mentoring throughout their Fulbright grant period. Fellows will provide
material for a blog on the National Geographic website on a frequent and ongoing basis
throughout their grant term, and will have the opportunity to develop additional content
for use by National Geographic and the Department of State.
Applications for the 2015-16 academic year will be accepted for the following themes:
Nature and Environment, People and Place, and Sustainability and Production
For details please go to: http://us.fulbrightonline.org/about/types-of-grants/fulbrightnational-geographic-digital-storytelling-fellowship.
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Global Vision International (GVI) through its National Scholarship Program


(NSP)

Opportunity title: Training Scholarships for the Mexico Marine Conservation Program.
Location: Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Opportunity Description: GVI runs the NSP to enable and fund local nationals to
participate in our programs and receive all relevant training. GVIs Marine Research &
Conservation Scholarship Includes: 12 weeks on project site, travel to and from Playa del
Carmen to project base on the arrival and departure day, food and shared
accommodation whilst on project base, PADI Advanced Open Water Training and
certification (PADI Open Water can be offered if required), species identification and
survey methodology training, and Emergency First Responder Training.
Duration of the program: 12 weeks
Other relevant information: When receiving applications for NSP programs we are looking
for candidates who can demonstrate a real interest in the relevant training opportunities
of the program and those that can explain how this opportunity will enrich their current
interests and future pursuits. As an organization we hope to be able to use our resources
to enrich local capacities and provide unique opportunities for local youths
For more information on GVI and their volunteering and scholarships programs visit
www.gviworld.com
www.gvi.co.uk
www.gvi.org

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Job opportunities

Loggerhead Marine life Center

Opportunity title: Seasonal Employment Opportunities


Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
Program Description: Loggerhead Marinelife Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit education and
ocean conservation facility located on the Atlantic Ocean in Palm Beach County, Florida.
The facility houses a variety of exhibits, live sea turtles and other coastal creatures.
Exhibits include a massive prehistoric Archelon sea turtle replica, salt water aquaria and
displays of local wildlife, as well as educational displays about South Florida's marine
environment.
Sea Turtle Nesting Field Technician
March1-September 30 (2 positions available)
May 1-September 30 (4 positions available)
Contact: Adrienne McCracken, Field Ops Manager amccracken@marinelife.org
Position Description: Conduct daily beach surveys by ATV and document sea turtle nesting
activity.
Sr. Summer Camp Counselor
June1-August 15 (2 positions available)
Contact: Kerri Allen, Education Manager kallen@marinelife.org
Position Description: Responsible for the daily administration of the centers summer
camp program.
Jr. Summer Camp Counselor
June 1-August 15 (2 positions available)
Contact: Kerri Allen, Education Manager kallen@marinelife.org
Position Description: Responsible for aiding the Sr. Camp Counselor in the daily
administration of the centers summer camp program.
For further information go to: www.marinelife.org/careers or Loggerhead Marine Life
Center Student Opportunities

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Other useful sites

Other useful sites to visit:

Sea turtle.org Job Board


http://www.seaturtle.org/jobs/

Postdocs and jobs


https://www.postdocjobs.com/

USA Jobs: Working for America


https://www.usajobs.gov/

Facebook: oferta de trabajo para bilogos


https://www.facebook.com/groups/redbiologiacolombia/?fref=ts

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