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Shark Education Internship Program

Date inactive: 1/1/2013

Job Title:  Shark Education Internship Program

Description:  Oceans Aware is an organisation dedicated to improving the general public's awareness of the world's marine environment, and ensuring it's stability for future generations.

Interns will make use of the valuable skills and hands-on experience gained with Oceans Aware to teach and enrich the lives of thousands of children in desperate need of knowledge on environmental issues and on sharks in particular. These children are the future South African decision-makers in the economy, education, environmental issues among others, and therefore, being part of this program, will ensure a long term investment for the future of a developing country.

Throughout this project, interns will improve in their teaching and presentation skills; they will gain teaching hours, learn more about shark biology, ecology and evolution, while at the same time, play a crucial part in the conservation of marine life and in the education of those school children.  Interns will also gain hands-on experience by collecting data for research projects on shark fisheries and management.

Interns will be exposed to the practical side of research while out at sea with Oceans Research interns. They will get the chance to learn about several white shark research projects such as photo identification, population dynamics, genetic and stable isotope sampling and more.

Contact: Rijanah Ceasar

Status:  Full-time 
Job Locations: Mossel Bay, South Africa; Mossel Bay, South Africa 
Job Function:  International, Research, Scientist, Teaching/Education, Volunteer 
Period of Employment:  Academic Year, Fall, Post-Graduate, Spring, Summer, Winter 
Compensation Type:  Unpaid

Application Qualifications: There are no required qualifications for this position.

 The following qualifications are desired: Major:  Biology-BS, Environmental Studies-BA

Student Status:  Alum, Freshman, Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore, Undergraduate 2nd Bachelors

Cover Letter Required:  Yes Email to Receive Applications:  education@oceans-campus.com