The Tropical Conservation Institute is seeking four outstanding undergraduate students and two master’s students to participate in TCI’s IRES Program, a research training program in lemur, sea turtle and marine mammal conservation in Madagascar. Students should have a strong interest in animal conservation, have basic knowledge of ecological research principles and procedures, and be comfortable with spending 7 weeks in Madagascar collecting data and working in forest or marine environments.
- Pre-field semester; Spring 2019 (0-1 credit).
- Paid internship in Madagascar; Summer 2019 (0-3 credits)
- All field expenses (travel, accommodation, food, travel insurance) will be covered. Also, a $500/week Fellowship Award will be provided to students during the 7-week field internship.
- Post-field semester; Fall 2019 (0-1 credit)
- Attending classes
- Collecting field data
- Co-authoring publications
- Professional presentations
- Preparing video products about the program
- Complete the application form
- Submit a letter of interest (400-word limit)
- A YouTube link to a video cover-letter (1min limit) specifying the reasons you are interested in this program, how you can contribute to the project and how it will affect your career
- Two letters of recommendation.
Applicants must send all materials to email@example.com with subject line “TCI IRES Program Application” by November 1, 2018, at 11:59pm. Fifteen candidates will be selected for interviews, out of which six will be offered a position in the TCI IRES Program. Applicants will be notified by November 15, 2018, at 11:59pm if they have been selected for an interview.
Please visit the program site for more information.