[EnviSci] Research Internship at the LA Zoo
srian at ioe.ucla.edu
Fri May 25 15:32:05 PDT 2007
DEADLINE: JUNE 8th!
RESEARCH INTERNSHIP, SUMMER 2007, LOS ANGELES ZOO
Position Category: Internship
Title of Position: Research Assistant/Observational Studies
Organization: Los Angeles Zoo
Street Address: 5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90027 U.S.A.
Assist in observational research at the Los Angeles Zoo. Studies
currently underway include: 1) assessing elephant activity prior to
introduction to a new facility, 2) evaluating change in groups
composition on the social behavior and activity budget of mandrills, 3)
documenting breeding behavior in peninsular pronghorn, 4) assessing the
effects of behavioral enrichment in a variety of species.
Research intern duties include collecting quantitative data, entering
the data into a Tandy 102 portable computer, transferring the data to a
PC, carefully checking the transferred data for accuracy, and making
descriptive entries into observer log books. The research intern will
participate in bi-weekly research staff meetings where research design
and research protocol is discussed and may also become involved in a
variety of short-term projects involving other mammals and/or birds.
Must be an upper division college student or recent graduate with strong
interests in animal behavior and/or conservation biology. Previous
experience in observational research is desirable but not required if
applicant is perceptive, careful, consistent, patient and reliable.
Salary/Funding: $2000 over a 10 week period; the intern should
contribute a minimum of 25 hrs each week
Support provided for internship/volunteer positions (travel, meals,
Term of Appointment: June 18 to August 25 (10 weeks; there is some
flexibility in start date)
Application to: Cathleen R. Cox, Ph.D.
Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles, CA. 90027
Telephone number: (323) 644-4204
Fax number: (323) 662-9786
E-mail address: Cathleen.Cox at lacity.org
To apply for a research internship send a statement describing your
background, research interests and how the internship fits into your
future plans. Include a copy of your resume as well as a copy of your
transcripts (need not be stamped by your university) and the names,
phone numbers and E-mail addresses of three references who may be
contacted. Note: if your university does not evaluate performance on the
5 point scale (A through F) used in North America, enclose a statement
from the university that tells how the grades shown on your transcript
would be evaluated on the 5 point A through F scale.
Application Deadline: June 8, 2007
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