Applications will be accepted internationally from senior high school and all university level students age 18 and older, although we have made exceptions in the case of specially qualified candidates. Please include a complete resume or CV and two letters of recommendation with your application. We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people with an interest in conservation. Duties will vary but can range from working directly with wild porpoises and whales to assisting in specific scientific projects. Working on the water comprises a major component of our activities, so any familiarity with boats and marine navigation is an asset (although it is not essential as training will be provided). While at the GMWSRS you will live and work in close quarters with the other members of the Station so an ability to get along with others is very important. Most of our research is conducted during the summer months, between mid-June and the end of September. We prefer to hire assistants who can commit to working at the Station for the majority of this time period. However, we do recognize limitations imposed by the timing of academic semesters at various universities and colleges.
We offer a small stipend to all research assistants. The GMWSRS covers all your room and board while at the Station and as well as a portion of your travel to and from Grand Manan.
The Gaskin Fellowship provides a summer research opportunity to a local student. The Gaskin Fellow will assist with as many Station projects as possible. The duration of the fellowship is flexible but usually lasts from late June until the end of August. A stipend is provided at the end of the fellowship. This fellowship program is open to Canadian students 16 years of age or over. Preference will be given first to Grand Manan residents, and then secondarily to the local region, but all Canadian students are encouraged to apply. Please send a complete resume or CV and two letters of reference before March 15th. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of March.
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Generally staff are hired from Grand Manan, however, if you have accommodations on the island for the summer other applicants will be considered. Please send a complete resume or CV and references by June 1st.
you wish to volunteer for particularly early June, September and early
October, this may be considered. An expression of interest, time period
and desired amount of commitment, other volunteering or related experience
and references should be forwarded at any time.
Please mail or email application materials to:
Manan Whale and Seabird Research Station
Please indicate position for which you are applying
Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone to (506) 662-3804.
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