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The Dolphin Institute, Ko Olina, Hawaii

By October 13, 2008

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This winter The Dolphin Institute (TDI) in Hawaii is offering a limited number of internships to college students. The program begins the end of November 2008 and continues until the end of February 2009.

This program provides college students with an excellent opportunity to assist in field surveys of cetaceans, as well as in processing of obtained data, and in developing and presenting marine conservation education programs for local students and the general public. The focus will be on surveys of cetaceans off the Leeward Coast of Oahu, on processing and analyzing archives of dolphin and humpback whale data, and on public education programs. Data processing and analysis will take place at the Ko Olina lab.


College or post-college education preferred; experience in research; two letters of recommendation; ability to work closely and harmoniously in a team atmosphere; and must be self-motivated. Marine mammal experience, experience with computer programs such as Aperture, Photoshop, FileMaker Pro, digital photography experience. College or post-college education preferred.

To Apply

These positions will be open until filled. Students are required to submit a resume, college transcripts, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter describing why you are seeking this internship along with your credentials on what makes you qualified to participate in this program. It is advised that all interested students apply by contacting Aliza J. Milette (below) as soon as possible to be considered for acceptance into the program:

Aliza J. Milette
Field Project & Education Coordinator
Cetacean Project
The Dolphin Institute
office: 808-679-3690


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