Nesting Season Intern Position in Juno Beach, FL

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Background Information: Loggerhead Marinelife Center (LMC) is a private non-profit organization located along one of the most important and heavily nested beaches in the United States. Each season, between 6,000-13,000 nests from loggerhead, green and leatherback turtles are recorded. The center is seeking Nesting Season Interns to assist in the sea turtle nesting surveys for 9.5 miles of beach in North Palm Beach County. Visit www.marinelife.org for more information.

Location: Juno Beach, Florida

Time Period: There will be 2 intern positions available. One will be from May-July and the second from June-August.

Job Description: Interns will assist staff biologists and technicians with daily beach surveys starting at sunrise (arriving at work as early at 4:30 AM). Surveys will be conducted on an ATV to identify and record sea turtle nesting activity and identify each crawl to species and crawl type. Interns will learn how to locate a sea turtle egg chamber, to mark nests and how to excavate. Interns will also learn how to collect data in the field quickly and accurately using leading edge technology. Interns will assist with data entry and verification. The number of work hours will be between 30-40 hours per week. The internship is an unpaid position. Housing and benefits will not be provided. Assistance with housing may be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Qualifications: Current undergraduate or recent graduate with a Biological Science related degree. Applicant must be in good physical condition with the ability to work outdoors under adverse conditions for up to 6 hours (humidity, rain, heat and direct sunlight. Intern must have strong communication skills, including the ability to interact with the public. Ability to work well with others and collaborate with a team is preferred. Must be a citizen of the United States and possess a valid driver’s license.
Application Deadline is for March 1, 2014.
To Apply: 
Send a resume, cover letter (including dates of availability), and three professional references to: Adrienne McCracken, amccracken@marinelife.org

or mail application materials to:
 
Loggerhead Marinelife Center
c/o Research Department
14200 US Highway One
Juno Beach, Florida. 33408
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