Marine Ecology Internship

The Steneck lab is looking for a summer intern interested in lobster biology and marine ecology. The successful candidate will assist in a multifaceted study of the American lobster along the coast of Maine. The project involves a mix of field work and data processing in the lab. Field work will include scuba diving (for certified scuba divers), small boat operations, underwater video surveys with a tethered remotely operated vehicle (ROV) and sonar seafloor mapping equipment. Lab work will involve data analyses and working with Maine’s Department of Marine Resources to build our lobster biology database.

Special preference will be given to students who are AAUS certified scuba divers however that qualification is not required for this internship. Experience with cold water diving and/or data analysis in programs such as Excel, R, or ArcGIS will also be viewed favorably.

The research will be based from the Darling Marine Center (the coastal marine laboratory for the University of Maine) and the position will run from June through August. The internship includes stipend (amount TBD) and dormitory housing at the DMC.

To apply send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Steneck’s graduate student, Robert Jarrett (robert.jarrett@maine.edu). Application review and selection will occur during March of 2020.