Employment: Field Education Internship – CEDO – Pto. Peñasco

Posted by: CEDO on Sunday, December 09, 2007 – 06:10 AM
CEDO Intercultural has immediate opening for on-site field education intern at its facility in Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico

For Spring Semester 2008 – January to July 2008

CEDO, the Intercultural Study for the Studies of Deserts and Oceans offers opportunities for recent graduates and professionals to advance their educational and professional goals by participating in CEDO’s ongoing programs and projects. This program combines the personal interests and talents of each participant with CEDO’s needs, resulting in a meaningful contribution in education, conservation and research in the Upper Gulf of California and surrounding Sonoran Deserts region.

Interns are will be engaged in full-time support of CEDO’s field education program during their stay at CEDO. Flexibility in working hours is required as the intern schedule may vary tremendously from week to week.

Resident Duties include:
* Receiving and orienting groups using the CEDO facility.

Specific duties include:
* Providing teaching services for student and tour groups. (Tidepool & estuary tours, slideshows, general CEDO talks.)
* Publishing CEDO Currents, a bi-annual publication of CEDO current events.
* Organizing special events such as eco-tours, beach clean-ups, Earth Day celebration, intercultural exchanges, etc.
* Management of the Sea of Support, an on-going fundraiser.
* Visitor Center/ Gift Shop support
* Public Relations.
* General office support.

Opportunities for further involvement:
* Biological/ecological studies.
* Social/cultural studies.
* Environmental Education (curriculum design and implementation).
* Computer applications.
* Exhibit design.
* Community service.
* Language studies.

Alternative internship opportunities may be available on a summer or semester basis to be engaged in full time research or conservation projects. Please contact CEDO for more details.

Interns will be provided with housing in the CEDO facility located in the Las Conchas housing development just east of Puerto Peñasco, Sonora, Mexico. The facility is equipped with dormitory-style accommodations. Kitchen and new bathroom facilities are available, but towels and linens are not provided. No pets allowed. Additional residency guidelines will be given when application is accepted.

Interns will receive a monthly stipend but are responsible for providing their own transportation and food.

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and have a college degree in science, preferably marine biology or related field. Spanish proficiency required.

This Internship position is being offered for the spring 2008 semester (December 2007 or January 2008 to June 2008). This intern would be invited to apply for the 2008-09 internship if interested.

If you are interested in participating in the internship program, send the following by December 15:

* A letter of inquiry stating your professional interests.
* Résumé.
* Two references.

By email to: rick@cedointercultural.org
Or by regular mail to:
CEDO Internship Program
P.O. Box 44208
Tucson, AZ 85733

For more information, contact Rick Boyer at 520-320-5473 or by email: rick@cedointercultural.org.
Additional information about CEDO is available at: www.cedointercultural.org  

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