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Paid Database Internship

Date Posted: 10 Jan 2015 (Show details)

Institution: University of Florida
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Closing date: Quarterly internships: deadline is 6 weeks prior to start of the quarter

The Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with data management on projects related to research and monitoring of native and invasive reptiles in southern Florida. Intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, for a period of 12 weeks Additional descriptions of ongoing research can be found: http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu/

Duties:

Intern will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include database management and data analysis. This opportunity will provide necessary training and exposure to manage large data sets, query appropriate data for analyses, and perform analyses. Additional duties include data entry and other tasks as assigned. Depending on availability, intern may have occasional opportunities to participate in other research projects.

Qualifications:

  • Possess or pursuing degree in computer sciences, ecology, biology, wildlife, environmental science, or related field
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite (particularly Access, Excel, and Word)
  • Strong statistical background
  • Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording are essential
  • Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced environment
  • Prioritization and time management skills
  • General outdoor skills

Salary:

$200/week. Shared housing may be available.

Start date:

Internships are generally three months and this advertisement applies to multiple internships occurring throughout the year; March 1–May 31, June 1–August 31, September 1–November 30, December 1–February 28. Dates are flexible. Deadline for applications is 6 weeks before corresponding start date.

To Apply:

Please send letter of interest and resume or CV by email to Mike Rochford at crocdoc_jobs [at] hotmail [dot] com and use subject heading “Database Intern" followed by the time period in which you are interested.

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