Autumn Internship at UW – Conservation and Marine Ecology


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

fall 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:

Jane Dolliver:, 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 September 24. We look forward to

hearing from you!