The Indian River County Coastal Division and non-profit partner Coastal Connections, Inc., are seeking volunteer research, restoration, and education assistants to help with sea turtle monitoring projects, oyster reef restoration projects and educational community involvement programs in Vero Beach, FL. There will be up to three unpaid-positions available May-August (approx. 15 weeks); start and end dates are flexible. There will be joint responsibilities between organizations either in the field collecting data or leading educational programs for people of all ages. Assistants will be expected to work up to 40 hours per week in a professional office or outside in the elements.
All applicants are expected to fulfill roles professionally.
Applicants must be 18 years or older. College students or recent graduates with a biology, environmental science, coastal engineering or related degree who are responsible, adaptable, motivated, and have good attention to detail are encouraged to apply. Maturity and professionalism are necessary when interacting with the public, when working with CCinc volunteers, and assisting County staff. Applicants must be a US citizen, must possess a valid U.S. driver’s license, must have their own car for transportation, are able to work well with others, and must be willing to work in adverse conditions for up to 6 straight hours (humidity, heat, rain, sunlight, bugs).
Have field research experience
Have public speaking experience
Able to commit 15 weeks during summer (May 1-Aug 15)
Willing to work long days in adverse conditions
How to Apply
First please contact Kendra Cope (email@example.com) for a full application packet. Then interested applicants should submit the following by Feb. 28, 2018:
Resume or curriculum vitae
1-2 page letter of interest (including availability and contact information)
College transcripts (official or unofficial)
Two references (One college professor and one professional. These should come directly from the reference).
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