Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI), a nonprofit organization based
in Blue Hill, Maine, is recruiting to fill a Coastal Monitoring Internship position
for the field season 2014. This is a full-time position requiring an 8-month
commitment from May through December.
MERI is a scientific research and education organization dedicated to
understanding the impacts of environmental pollutants on wildlife and human
health, and to interpreting this information to a broad audience. Current
projects include a marine coastal monitoring initiative, local and
international microplastic contamination research, sediment acidification
surveys and a long-term eco-toxicological investigation of northwestern
Atlantic harbor seals.
This is an excellent opportunity for an individual working toward a career in
coastal marine ecology, natural resource sciences, or conservation biology to
gain practical experience in the field and in the lab. The ideal candidate will
possess a personal interest in marine ecology and ecosystem monitoring and a
commitment to the mission of the organization.
This position will involve assisting the Research Department with the
implementation of the Blue Hill Bay Coastal Monitoring Project. Primary
responsibilities will include water quality sampling at marine water sites,
phytoplankton monitoring and identification, laboratory bacteria analysis,
invasive species collection and identification, monitoring pinniped haul out
sites and behavior, crewing MERI’s research vessel, data entry and basic data
analysis. Additional duties may include assisting with research outreach
to: Coastal Monitoring Coordinator
Time Requirements: May - December (Flexible start) Full-time (40 hours/week);
additional hours to be agreed upon by employee and Director.
Compensation: Stipend and shared housing in Blue Hill, Maine. Housing is within
walking distance to Marine Environmental Research Institute. Interns are
responsible for all travel expenses and food.
If you are interested in applying for this position, please state where you
found the internship posting and submit a cover letter, resume, three
references with the subject line “Coastal
Monitoring Internship” by April 1st to:
Abby Barrows, Coastal Monitoring Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please, no phone calls.
Marine Environmental Research Institute (MERI)
PO Box 1652, 55 Main Street
Blue Hill, ME 04614
MERI is an Equal Opportunity Employer