Wildlife Connection offers an intern program to qualified applicants throughout the year. The program provides a unique opportunity to garner experience in research, education and conservation of marine mammals. Wildlife Connection is willing to help qualified students obtain credits for the program through their university, such as social service, professional stay or thesis specially with bottlenose dolphins or humpback whales.
These internships are on a volunteer basis. This means each volunteer is responsible for providing their own accommodation, food and transportation. For those interested on their thesis with whales there is a possibility of a money compensation if they assist on the tours which provide founds for research.
We are accepting applications year round but we only accept 2 per season. Please make sure your application stipulates your ability
Wildlife Connection Program includes:
- Whale Watch Guide and Naturalist Training
- Cataloguing individually identifiable humpback whales
- Collection of distributional data of marine mammals in, and around, Banderas Bay
- Attendance and participation in stranding training and events
- Supporting Wildlife Connection personnel at key conservation meetings
- Access to literature and videos about cetaceans
- Must be Mexican or living in Mexico
- Fluency in English
- Must be biology or marine biology students matriculated in appropriate graduate or under graduate degree programs
- Ability to work on sea going vessels for long hours that may require physical labor
- Ability to work effectively as a member of a close knit team
- Good computer skills – familiarity with operating MAC’s
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills
- Familiar with literature research protocols and conservation Mexican lows
- Ability to work well under pressure
- Must be comfortable speaking on public in Spanish and / or English
To Apply Email a covering letter, making sure you clearly indicate your potential start and if you want to make your thesis with us.