OCSD is currently looking to fill the role of an Ocean Monitoring Intern.
Under general direction of the Environmental Supervisor for the Ocean Monitoring Group, the Student Intern performs various tasks that relate to the incumbent's academic field of study and exposes the incumbent to OCSD's work environment. The Student Intern may assist in the collection of various types of ocean samples aboard OCSD's 58 foot monitoring vessel Nerissa, process benthic infauna and fish samples for identification in the taxonomy laboratory, and assist in whole effluent and whole sediment toxicity test set-up, monitoring, and break-down in the toxicology laboratory; perform data collection, entry, tabulation, and analysis for special projects, reports, and studies; assist with the preparation and presentation of reports and other documents; maintain laboratory files and records; collect and prepare laboratory samples for assay, prepare and set up laboratory equipment for tests, clean glassware, calibrate oceanographic instrument; perform scientific literature searches in support of research projects; perform related duties as required. Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor as part of their application. The selected candidate will be required to furnish verification of enrollment from the university's registrar office. This internship will run concurrently with school and will require a minimum of 15 hours and a maximum of 20 hours of work on-site each week during Monday through Friday between the hours of 7 am and 5 pm, but OCSD will allow flexibility during final exam periods. The successful candidate will have the ability to compile data, maintain records and files, participate in the preparation of clear and concise reports, research, analyze, and make logical, effective recommendations and follow OCSD safety guidelines.
Qualifications & Requirements:
The successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and be a full-time college student at an accredited institution and of at least a junior level in good standing in a bachelor's degree or graduate degree program in marine biology, oceanography, biology, ecology, environmental studies, or a related field; no prior experience is required.
Applicants must provide a letter of recommendation from a professor as part of their application to be considered for the internship. Possession of a valid California class C driver's license is required. The ability to ability to lift, carry, push, and pull objects up to 25 pounds is required.
The successful candidate must possess the mobility to work in standard office and laboratory settings, and use standard office equipment including a computer; vision to read printed material and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone.
Recruitment & Selection Process:
Apply online at: https://www.ocsd.com/about-us/jobs/job-openings
APPLICATION FILING DEADLINE: Friday February 8, 2019 at 5:00 P.M.
Undergraduate Program: $17.00/Hour
Graduate Program: $20.00/Hour