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Whale Watch Cabo Internship Program2018-07-23T19:06:25+00:00

DATA COLLECTION AND PHOTO IDENTIFICATION INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Whale Watch Cabo is a dedicated whale watching company based in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California, Mexico. Our specialized company focuses on small groups dedicated to non-invasive tours that support Whale conservation and research. We offer small group whale watching tours and have grown to be a leader in educational, sustainable and responsible Whale watching operations in Cabo San Lucas. Our efforts include our Cabo San Lucas Whale watching tours, Cetacean research projects here in Los Cabos, research throughout Mexico as part of several organizations and internationally as members of several Cetacean Conservation and Advocacy Organizations. Whale Watch Cabo and its staff of Whale Naturalists work to support furthering our understanding of Cetaceans, improving Whale Watching standards locally and internationally and participating in Whale Research and Conservation.

An internship with Whale Watch Cabo is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in sustainable tourism and marine mammal research.

We would like to invite students to propose their own research projects which they would like to fulfill with us, we are open to ideas.

PROGRAM DETAILS

  • Start Date: December 2018
  • Duration: 4 Months
  • Certificate Provided: Yes
  • Full Time
  • Unpaid position

TASKS and RESPONSIBILITIES

We seek performance-driven, dedicated individuals for long-term internship based in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Interns must be available on a full-time basis, including weekends as needed.

  • Collecting data of Humpback Whales and other cetaceans on our 2.5 hour whale watching tours
  • Assisting guides and monitoring passengers
  • Photo-identification matching of humpback whale flukes and/or dolphin dorsal fins
  • Data entry and archival tasks
  • Participation in outreach events and other tasks as needed

COMPENSATION

There is no financial compensation for internship positions and no housing is provided. Interns are responsible for their own travel and living expenses. Basic low budget accommodation can be found close to the marina however there is also public transportation available.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Applicants must be authorized to legally remain in Mexico, if they are not Mexican citizens. International applicants will be considered, but it is the responsibility of the applicant to acquire necessary visas and documentation.

Interested candidates should submit an application with the following:

  • Cover letter and Resume/CV with photo, describing training experience and relevant skills
  • Contact details of 2 references

Send the above items in PDF format as email attachments to lisa@whalewatchcabo.com with “Internship Application” in subject line.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Possess a university degree or be advanced undergraduates in biology, zoology, marine biology, ecology, or related field
  • Available on an unpaid full-time basis for the entire internship period
  • Available for all field work
  • Have a mature attitude towards research
  • Proficient with computers and data entry; specifically using Macintosh
  • Willing to spend long periods of time in front of a computer doing repetitive tasks
  • Have a strong work ethic and superior organizational skills
  • Be independent, adaptable, and a fast-learner
  • Strong communication skills – comfortable speaking to guests
  • Able to collect and process data in a detail-oriented manner
  • Have boating experience
  • Able to speak, read, write English fluently and able to speak Spanish advanced