Monitor corals and disease treatments in this internship

coral reef

The coral restoration internship will focus on coral restoration actions in Biscayne National Park. The intern will be a key participant in two field initiatives: large-scale outplanting of nursery-propagated corals and treating diseased corals affected by Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease. The intern will also monitor outplanted corals and disease treatments.

Applicants must have completed advanced coursework towards a bachelor’s degree in biology, ecology, marine science or a related field. Graduate students in the aforementioned disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Required qualifications:

  • SCUBA certification
  • Active scientific diver status through an AAUS organization
  • A minimum of 10 scientific dives
  • Experience with underwater data collection
  • Knowledge of coral reef ecology
  • Software proficiency: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access, ESRI ArcGIS
  • Willingness to work with and take direction from a variety of coworkers
  • Willingness to withstand long field days with exposure to high temperatures, extended sun exposure, rough seas, chilling associated with long hours in the water, biting insects, and hazardous marine life
  • Willingness to spend extended periods of time performing tedious office tasks (e.g. data entry and processing)

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous experience with small boat operations
  • DOI Motorboat Operator Certification Course (MOCC)
  • Coral restoration experience
  • Experience with scientific data entry

Please apply on their website by the February 7, 2020 deadline.