Our interns are primarily drawn from Masters of Professional Science students at the University of Miami, where our Director Catherine teaches Marine Conservation Biology. Over the course of two or more semesters, our interns learn to perform field research, and complete their MPS projects with us.
Interested in an internship? Please complete the attached application form below and email it, along with your CV or resume to our intern coordinator Jake Jerome (firstname.lastname@example.org). We consider applications from Miami-based students in fall and spring! The next deadline for applications is January 31, 2023.
Kathy: Her project aims to better understand and establish bonnethead shark sizes in Biscayne Bay, FL. She is also examining cephalofoil morphology and diet using Tampa Bay, FL as a direct comparison.
Hampton: His project aims to identify juvenile great hammerheads in probable nursery habitats using baited remote underwater video systems.
Clara: Her project aims to use drone surveys to identify critical nursery habitat used by juvenile elasmobranchs in Biscayne Bay.
Karizma: Her project aims to fill gaps in parasite ecology and shark science by collecting blood samples from sharks and documenting the presence of parasites in the blood.
Max: His project aims to assess how marine megafauna are utilizing heavy anthropogenic impacted habitats and whether behavior has shifted due to these changes.
John: His project aims to identify the habitat use patterns in great barracuda and Indo-Pacific lionfish using stable isotope analysis to determine how these species utilize different habitat types at different life stages.
Nathan: His project aims to standardize shark blood collection and handling methodology, by exploring the extent of which handling variations impact blood physiological parameters in nurse and blacktip sharks.
Emily: Her project aims to better understand human-shark conflict in Jupiter, Fl by evaluating anthropogenic injuries to sharks, interviewing key stakeholders, and analyzing social media posts.
Dale: Her project aims to use seine nets, hand nets, and baited remote underwater video systems to assess biodiversity in seagrass beds subject to high anthropogenic disturbance.
Raquel: Her project aims to compile information from local anglers about cobia fishing practices around manta rays, due to their close proximity, with the goal of creating a guide of best practices to aid in conservation strategies.
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