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Remote Video Monitoring of Steller Sea Lions Summer Internship

Posted: January 22, 2024 Expired: February 19, 2024
Alaska SeaLife Center
High School

Alaska SeaLife Center

The Alaska SeaLife Center generates and shares scientific knowledge to promote understanding and stewardship of Alaska's marine ecosystems.

Remote Video Monitoring of Steller Sea Lions Summer Internship


The intern will assist with the day to day support of remote monitoring research activities involving Steller sea lions.  Applicants should exhibit a strong interest in  animal-related scientific research work and associated support.  Candidates with animal photo identification and behavioral study experience are preferred.  Familiarity with MS Excel & Access, and video recording equipment are also preferred.  Applicants should possess the ability to stay focused on the task at hand for extended periods of time.  Under the guidance of Chiswell Project staff, the intern will be trained and expected to perform the following duties:

Education / Experience:

Working towards or possesses an undergraduate degree in a science related field.

Essential Duties:

  • Operate remotely controlled cameras from a desktop computer in an office setting.
  • Assist with sea lion counts, behavioral observations, video recording, and data entry.
  • Contribute to the evolution and methodology of research data collection methods.
  • Be prompt with daily duties and follow a regimented schedule of observations.
  • Assist with observations and video systems maintenance in the field.
  • Performs other duties relating to the Center’s goals and mission statement as required.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills. Proficient computer skills including basic Microsoft applications specifically Excel are preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to see and hear; use arms and hands; handle objects, tools, and controls; and sit. Ability to lift and move 50 pounds in rugged terrain or inclement weather.  Experience working on small vessels is beneficial. 

Internship Dates: May 1, 2024 to September 30, 2024 (flexible end date) AND May 15, 2024 to August 7, 2024 (flexible end date)

Unpaid Internship: Housing Available

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of reference.

A background check will be conducted on any potential interns.

Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums.


Housing Provided


Unpaid Internship : Housing Provided

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and letter of reference to:

Alaska SeaLife Center
Seward, AK 99664
Phone: 9072246327


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