Spring Internship credits – Marine Birds


Want to gain valuable research experience? Contemplating working for a non-profit after graduation? Interested in marine conservation?

The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST) is seeking

3-4 undergraduate students to assist with data entry and management, volunteer recruitment, tracking, training and communication for variable college credit.

Each credit requires 40 hours of internship to be completed during spring quarter, a minimum of two credits required.

COASST is a citizen science project based at the University of Washington School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences in partnership with local community and environmental organizations, and state and federal agencies. COASST volunteers collect data on beach-cast carcasses of marine birds on a monthly basis to establish the baseline, or ‘normal’

pattern of beached bird mortality on North Pacific beaches. Baselines are crucial for assessing the impacts of oil spills, fisheries, and climate change in the marine environment.

Interested? For more information, please contact:

Penelope Chilton: coasst@u.washington.edu, 206-221-6893

Please include a brief statement of interest, including current major, office skills and previous work related experiences. Please also include the days of the week and hours you are available. The shortest shift we offer is 2 hours, four times per week.

We will schedule interviews through March 12th. We look forward to hearing from you!

Penelope Chilton, Research Coordinator

COASST, School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences