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The offshore project review specialist will support the Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management’s (CZM) federal consistency review responsibilities with a focus on offshore development including offshore wind, cables, pipelines, and aquaculture.Learn More
Coonamessett Farm Foundation, Inc. (CFF) is looking to hire a temporary ASM Training Instructor position for its Northeast Groundfish At-Sea Monitoring (ASM) training program.Learn More
The Buzzards Bay Coalition seeks a full-time Research Assistant who will further water quality monitoring and salt marsh monitoring around Buzzards Bay.Learn More
The Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries serves Massachusetts’ citizens by protecting, restoring, and enhancing fishery resources and their habitats, while providing sustainable fisheries related recreational and commercial opportunities.Learn More
Animal Care Responsibilities: Depending on need, case load, and time of year, interns may assist with the care of the NMLC rehabilitation patients including seals, sea turtles, and a variety of native turtle species. Animal Care duties may include animal restraint; cleaning; disinfecting tanks, equipment, and environmental enrichment devices; diet preparation; administering feeds (including tube feeding); record keeping; facility maintenance; and water quality testing. Interns may also assist animal care staff with medical procedures, admission exams, animal necropsies, and release events.
Education Responsibilities: Interns may assist with environmental education programs, including on-site programs, off-site programs, fairs, and festivals. Programs will focus on marine animals, rehabilitation practices, conservation, and STEM activities. Interns may learn how to effectively interpret and educate guests of NMLC on marine animals and conservation. Interns may be asked to work in the gift shop and assist with various office projects such as fundraising and data entry. There may be opportunities to create different educational materials needed that are aligned with the Massachusetts State Frameworks and Ocean Literacy Principles.
Please note that the summer internship session offers the most opportunity for education experience. Fall and Spring sessions offer less opportunity given the time of year, so the focus may shift to operations or administrative tasks.
Other Responsibilities: Each intern is assigned to multiple projects in different areas of the organization, e.g. research, fundraising, rehabilitation, marketing, social media or education. A weekly chore will be delegated to each intern to assist with the upkeep of the facility and equipment. Each intern is required to attend regularly scheduled meetings throughout their time at NMLC. At the end of the internship, the intern will deliver a presentation about their experience and projects to staff and volunteers.
- Must be currently enrolled in, or recently graduated from an accredited college or university; preference will be given to students or recent graduates working towards biology, environmental studies, marine science, education, or other related fields.
- Must demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be adaptable, responsible, hard working, willing to learn, and have attention to detail.
- Must be able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Must be willing to engage in a positive and informative manner with members of the public on a regular basis.
- Must be willing to participate in and receive constructive feedback.
- Must expect to work 40 hours per week, which can include early morning and/or late night seal feedings depending on the season.
- Interns may be required to work some holidays.
- Interns may be required to participate in fundraisers held by NMLC, which may occur outside of normally scheduled hours
- International applicants are responsible for their own VISA arrangements, etc.
- If an intern plans to receive school credit for an internship they must notify staff prior to the internship start date, and it will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required paperwork is completed and submitted.
- Must be able to endure some physical exertion, such as long periods of standing; recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching, or similar activities; recurring lifting of moderately heavy items such as medical equipment and boxes of medical supplies.
- The work may require specific but common physical characteristics and abilities such as lifting up to 50 pounds, above-average agility, and dexterity.
Intern positions are unpaid. Interns must have their own transportation. Housing is not provided, but NMLC will offer suggestions.Learn More
The Workflow Manager logistically and technically manages video production, station scheduling, web publishing, and other content workflows, as well as analytics and other data activity.
Catalyst Architecture / Interiors is seeking a talented Mid-Level Architect / Designer with 5-10 years of professional experience to support a variety of projects. For more than 50 years, Catalyst has served clients across multiple market sectors, including community-based organizations and non-profits, businesses, multi-family developers and homeowners throughout Cape Cod, Eastern Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. We are searching for an independent and organized individual with the ability to lead all creative and technical aspect of project development, as well as work collaboratively with our team of architects, technical and interior design staff.Learn More
The National Marine Life Center (NMLC) is now accepting applications for the Marine Animal Rehabilitation and Environmental Education Internship for a bridging internship session, running from the first week of November 2022 through the first week of March 2023. The application deadline is October 1, 2022.Learn More
The Buzzards Bay Coalition is seeking an Assistant Coordinator for helping to coordinate the bay-wide, volunteer Baywatchers Monitoring Program for summer 2022. The Assistant Coordinator position is a combination of fieldwork, lab work, working with citizen volunteers, data entry and additional watershed natural resource monitoring (stream flow, anadromous fish). This part-time, seasonal position is from May to August with a variable schedule that averages 25-30 hours per week.Learn More
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is a world leader in all things subsea, from groundbreaking ocean science and discoveries, to cutting edge subsea technology for the government, military and private sector.
The Applied Ocean Physics and Engineering Department of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is searching for an Electrical Engineer to join the Advanced Engineering Lab (AEL). The AEL comprises a diverse, world class team of engineers working on a wide variety of oceanographic projects including developing optical communication systems for autonomous underwater vehicles and sensors that help scientists and engineers understand the ocean for research and practical applications. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The internal working title for this position could be either Engineer I or Engineer II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
Please apply with resume here: https://careers-whoi.icims.com...
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a highly motivated and enthusiastic Robotics Engineer to join the Scibotics Lab within the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department (AOPE). This is a regular full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.
The Scibotics Lab’s main focus is developing innovative solutions for oceanographic research using ocean robotics, particularly autonomous technologies. Our workflow balances between conceptualization, design, fabrication and field operations in many complex oceanographic environments. Some applications include biological and physical surveys, mapping, under-ice exploration, environmental anomaly detection, and filming of megafauna. Our lab places a large focus on developing backseat autonomy capabilities with sensors and software. The Scibotics team operates in a creative and exciting workspace from creation of ideas to deployment in the field.
The Robotics Engineer will perform a wide range of mechanical design and system testing tasks related to autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs) and their subsystems. The position will include both mechanical (70%) and systems (30%) engineering, with a focus on detailed design of mechanical systems, as well as integration of various electrical subsystems, sensors and power sources. Excellent writing and communication skills for both team collaboration and publishing reports and papers and proposal writing are desired. The successful candidate with have proven leadership skills necessary to work with and eventually lead a team of technicians and engineers through a design project or field cruise. All members of our team are expected to spend time both in the office or lab and in the field.
Preparation, troubleshooting and repair, and operations of ocean vehicles is a major component to our lab’s workflow. Field operations range from test missions in local waters to multi-week cruises on research vessels to support science, exploration, or disaster response and support military research and development. Some previous missions have included oil spill response, locating shipwrecks, mapping unexplored parts of the ocean, and studying sharks and sea turtles. Past project sponsors include National Science Foundations, NOAA, Office of Naval Research, DARPA, BSEE, Discovery Channel, Department of Homeland Security (DHS -U.S. Coast Guard), foreign governments and philanthropic organizations.
The internal working titles for this position could be either Engineer I or Engineer II. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate’s level of education & experience.
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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Mechanical-Electrical Technician to join the Applied Ocean Physics & Engineering Department - Advanced Engineering Laboratory. This is a regular, full-time, non-exempt position, and is eligible for beneﬁts. The initial term will be for two years.
The Advanced Engineering Laboratory is consists of engineers and technicians who work on a wide range of oceanographic systems including autonomous undersea vehicles, autonomous surface vehicles, underwater acoustics and communications, and complex sensors for physical oceanography, chemistry and biology. Within the lab, multiple groups develop cutting-edge technology for scientific and US Navy applications, and take that technology from initial prototype to complete product.
The Mechanical-Electrical Technician will work with an engineering team in the development, assembly and test of complex assemblies for oceanographic systems. The work will include fabrication of prototypes and limited production runs, development of construction processes, documentation of procedures, and supervision of other assembly technicians.
More specifically, the Mechanical-Electrical Technician will undertake tasks, including, but not limited to: ordering parts, performing mechanical assembly of pressure housings and piping systems, assembly of printed circuit boards into pressure housings and connecting wiring harnesses, moving equipment between labs and test facilities, basic quality control and organizing of parts for assembly, plus helping with preparation of equipment for shipment. Remote work at field sites or other contractor facilities for up to several weeks per year is likely.
The internal working title for this position could be either Engineering Assistant III or Senior Engineering Assistant I. The final level of the position will be determined commensurate with the selected candidate's level of education & experience.
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