Paid Fisheries Internship – apply by 3/25, starts in April

Student Internship with USGS – Marrowstone Marine Field Station

Become a member of a cutting-edge disease ecology research team and gain valuable professional experience.  This is an excellent opportunity for motivated students to gain hands-on experience in preparation for graduate school.

Facility

The Marrowstone Marine Field Station is located on Marrowstone Island in northern Puget Sound (2 hours from Seattle and 30 minutes from Port Townsend).  The 5.2 acre campus includes three large wet laboratories that are supplied with processed seawater.  Several colonies of specific-pathogen-free marine fish are reared and maintained at the facility for use in experiments.

Research

•           Effects of endemic diseases on populations of marine and anadromous fishes.

•           Ecology of marine pathogens and processes that lead to disease in the host.

•           Development of predictive tools that forecast disease epizootics.

Duties

Interns are generally involved in all aspects of the research at the station. However the majority of their time is spent in the culture and maintenance of fish in the laboratory, production of live feeds, and the implementation of experiments.

Eligibility

Any current student, or recent graduate (within one year of graduation).

Work Schedule

Full-time; weekend work required.  One year duration.

Compensation

Commensurate with education level.  Interns are hired as independent contractors and are not federal employees.

Lodging

Interns may find lodging in the local community or utilize shared housing at the old light house keeper’s residence for approximately $150 per month.

Contact

Paul Hershberger

Phone: 360-385-1007 ext 225 or email: phershberger@usgs.gov

Deadline

Applications, including a curriculum vitae and list of 3 references, should be received by March 25, 2011.  We expect to have a new intern start around the end of April, 2011.

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