Internship Application – Okeanos Explorer Cruises 2013

Monday, February 25, 2013 – Friday, August 30, 2013

North America & Caribbean

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The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is currently seeking Mapping Interns to participate in the Okeanos Explorer Program, for the 2013 field season. This internship is open to enrolled undergraduate and graduate students as well as those who have recently graduated from a higher education program. The internship will provide the opportunity to gain experience using an advanced multibeam bathymetric sonar mapping system, while contributing in a significant way to the Okeanos Explorer ocean exploration mission.

A typical internship will consist of one two to three-week offshore expedition during the spring or summer of 2013.  Interns will stand an eight-hour mapping watch each day while on board. The duties of mapping watchstanders typically includes the acquisition and processing of multibeam data and associated sound velocity data, as well as precise record keeping. Each intern will also complete an onboard project of his/her own interest, with approval and support from experienced mapping team personnel.

Required Skills:
– Interest in learning about seafloor mapping operations.
– Familiarity with Windows and Microsoft Office tools.
– Ability to stand an eight-hour at-sea watch.
– Attention to detail.

Additional Skills (Preferred but not required):
– Previous experience in the acquisition and processing of multibeam data.
– Previous experience with geographic information systems (GIS).
– Previous experience with fisheries or sub-bottom sonars.

A pre-tax daily stipend per day (commensurate with applicant’s experience) is provided during the internship. Please note that the stipend will be taxed by the Federal government, and interns will be provided a 1099 Form at the end of the tax year. All travel costs to and from the ship are covered in addition to the stipend.

Documents needed:
This application requires a Resume/Curriculum Vitae, including name and contact information for at least two references as well as an academic or research advisor if you are working with one.  The application also requires a letter of interest in the internship which specifically addresses the following questions:

a) Why do you think ocean exploration is important?
b) What are your anticipated educational/academic goals for this internship?
c) How do you anticipate that an internship with the Okeanos Explorer program will apply to your future academic and/or career pursuits?

Please have these documents in the following order ready to upload as one file: (1) letter of interest, (2) CV/resume, (3) references.  Please name the file with your last name first, then Okeanos FY13 (e.g.,Smith-OkeanosFY13.doc).