California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (CCFRP) interns gain insight into the world of marine science as well as valuable, hands-on experience for professional development through active participation in various forms of field work, data analysis and project support.
CCFRP interns provide organizational, logistical and administrative assistance to the Fisheries & Conservation Biology Lab at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Within the CCFRP, our lab conducts background research for fisheries-related projects, coordinates a variety of events, collects and analyzes field data and disseminates information to the public. Program interns help facilitate any/all portions of these activities while additional duties are assigned, as needed.
Qualifications / Additional Information
Interns must be organized, self-motivated and reliable. High quality oral and written communication is essential. In addition, program participants must be willing and able to properly handle marine fishes and maintain sampling gear. Summer interns may be required to work long hours on boats and must be able to effectively work while experiencing sea sickness, if applicable. Friendly individuals who care about our local waters are desired and a background in marine science is preferred. The expected time commitment is a minimum of 10-20 hours per week, with a duration of 3-6 months. This internship is unpaid and can be used for academic credit at another institution. Many academic internships require a significant amount of computer work, so there is an effort made to balance field-based work with that conducted in the lab, whenever possible.
Recruitment for these internship positions typically begins in the spring. If you would like to apply for an internship position with the California Collaborative Fisheries Research Program (or with any one of our current graduate students, please complete a CCFRP Internship Application and email, fax or mail it, along with an updated resume, to:
f: (831) 632-4403 (Attn: CA Sea Grant)
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