Summer 2003 – Angler Survey Internships

Posted by on January 10, 2003

The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary and Pennsylvania Sea Grant seek two outgoing and enthusiastic individuals to conduct in-the-field interviews with individuals fishing along the tidal Delaware River in southeastern Pennsylvania. Survey activities are planned from May through August at popular fishing locations. The survey is designed to better understand the eating habits of Philadelphia area subsistence anglers and the results will be used to direct future community outreach efforts.

With funding from the Pennsylvania Coastal Zone Management and the support of community members (who may assist with translation needs), survey activities will include: interviewing anglers engaged in fishing from the shore; fielding angler questions concerning safe consumption of fish; compiling interview data in a database; facilitating language translation where appropriate; offering recommendations for planning an education and outreach campaign to reach the target audience

Candidates must have strong interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to work independently to meet deadlines. Enrollment in a graduate or undergraduate course of study in nutrition, health, biological sciences, wildlife management, marine biology or related fields is desirable; the project is highly appropriate for independent study credit. Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese or another languages is a plus. Candidates must be available from May through August 2003.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume and a cover letter which explains why are you interested in doing the internship and how are you qualified for the work. Hourly wage will range from $7 to $10 depending on experience; travel costs will be provided. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Mail or e-mail your materials to:
Ann Faulds
Urban Coastal Environmental Agent
Penn State University
Pennsylvania Sea Grant
4601 Market Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19139-4616

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