Organization: CIEE Research Station Bonaire
Location: Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean
Duration: 17 weeks (17 August – 14 December
Deadline for applications: 22 June 2013
Description: The CIEE Tropical Marine Ecology
and Conservation program is a study abroad program for undergraduate students
that is located in Bonaire (Southern Caribbean) and lasts a total of 15
weeks. The Coral Reef Ecology Intern will assist in program delivery,
academics, research, group dynamics, logistics, dive safety, student
transportation, and site security at the CIEE Research Station. The
position is a combination of teaching assistant, research assistant and
resident hall assistant. Duties include
assisting with: preparations for classes and labs as instructed by faculty;
teaching; SCUBA diving in support of CIEE courses and long-term research
projects; mentoring students; general errands at the research station; and
record keeping for the dive safety program. The internship is a 17 week
commitment with little down time and the normal work schedule includes weekend
and evening duties. CIEE interns are on
call 24 hours per day, 7 days per week for the duration of the internship.
Minimum Qualifications: BA/BS in Biology with
an emphasis in Marine Biology/Ecology or Biological Oceanography (MS
preferred); scientific diving experience (minimum of 50 dives logged).
Requirements: Current certifications in First
Aid, CPR, DAN Oxygen Rescue, Advanced Open Water are required; DAN insurance, a
comprehensive dive physical; valid driver’s license
Abilities/Skills: Knowledge of Caribbean
coral reef species; a commitment to education and research in coral reef
ecology and conservation; a willingness to work flexible hours and live on site
and manage undergraduate students in residence at the station; the ability to
work as a team member with CIEE staff to motivate students and provide an
excellent academic and personal growth experience for students
Compensation: A small stipend, round trip
airfare (up to $850), and lodging will be provided to the successful
To apply: Send a cover letter and CV
listing contact information for 3 references.
One letter of recommendation must be emailed from a major faculty member
from your degree granting institution to Dr. Peachey (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For more information about the semester program please visit www.cieebonaire.org.