COASST Marine Debris Internship

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> Marine Debris Internship – COASST
> The Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team (COASST), a citizen science program based at the University of Washington’s School of Aquatic and Fishery Sciences, is looking for 2-5 undergraduate students to assist with program’s upcoming marine debris data collection project beginning spring 2015.

> Students working with COASST gain valuable, hands-on experience with citizen science programs, scientific protocol development and testing and learn the complexities of adapting data collection to a broad and diverse corps of participants. Students will work directly with the program’s research staff to:

> -create marine debris photo database with linked attributes
> -field-test the marine debris protocol
> -create the marine debris field toolkit
> -finalize marine debris literature search
> -network with marine debris principal investigator, researchers, and partners
> Once quarterly, students will present their work at lab meetings, and attend the Pacific Coast field trip.
> Interested students should send an email to: Hillary Burgess, coasst
> Please include a statement of interest that contains:
> -applicable background in marine biology (coursework, job/intern experience)
> -experience with data, statistics packages, databases (excel, R, catalyst etc.)
> -experience with volunteers, volunteer programs, and/or other research labs
> -days and times of availability for January-March – Winter Quarter 2014 (8am-8pm)

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