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MantaWatch
Internship
Program
Application Pack 2014
4-Week
Fully Funded
Marine Science
Internship
MantaWatch invites applications for a four-week fully funded
manta ray research and conservation internship.
Established in honour of Guy Joseph, the MantaWatch
Internship Program (MIP) is a strategic investment in young
marine scientists and future marine leaders in Indonesia.
MIP is specifcally targeted toward students who plan a career
path in marine conservation, research or management, and who
are willing to make a long-term commitment to preserving and
protecting our oceans.
PROGRAM
MIP provides hands-on opportunities in manta ray research and
conservation, as well as related felds that may include monitoring
or assessing threatened and endangered species and habitats.
The program provides an array of diverse experiences including:
Scientifc diving; Experimental design; Data collection and
management; Fisheries and conservation management; Citizen
science; Science communication; Outreach and education;
Non-proft operations; and Public speaking.
Undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and recent
graduates participating in MIP are provided with unique
opportunities to:
• Learn frsthand about manta rays and other threatened
marine species and habitats;
• Gain important, practical job skills in the conservation
feld, while assisting MantaWatch and our partners to meet
conservation program goals;
• Help preserve and protect manta rays and other threatened
species and habitats by working with personnel from local
government agencies, NGOs, and other partners to address
important conservation issues;
• Meet and network with conservationists, researchers,
government ofcials, marine tourism operators and other
interns;
• Become sources of information, mentors and Manta
Ambassadors for other people interested in marine
conservation issues;
• Obtain college credit (if approved by an accredited university).
Successful applicants will work alongside MantaWatch experts
for four weeks at a feld site in Indonesia
1
. They will play a key role
within our team, while gaining practical job skills and experience
to support their professional development.
AWARD
Six Guy Joseph MantaWatch Awards are available to exceptional
applicants enrolling in this year’s program. These fully-funded
scholarships are awarded in partnership with Guy’s Trust, and
include:
• Living stipend up to IDR 2,000,000;
• Accommodation at the feld site;
• Diving equipment, survey materials and other feld costs if
required; and
• Domestic fights and travel if required.
Successful applicants will require access to a laptop computer
during the internship.
1 The 2014 MantaWatch Internship Program will provisionally run from September 8 to
October 3, 2014 in Komodo National Park.
REQUIREMENTS
Applicants must:
• Be enrolled in a degree program at a graduate school in
Indonesia at the time of application.
• Be studying towards a degree in marine/coastal
environmental sciences, fsheries science, marine/coastal
resource management, or a related discipline.
• Be at least 20 years of age.
• Possess excellent written and spoken English profciency.
• Be computer-literate in standard software applications,
including Microsoft Ofce applications.
• Have a track record of successful interaction with diferent
cultures and beliefs.
• Be willing to travel and work in remote locations with basic
amenities.
• Have strong interpersonal communication and networking
skills, and be energetic, engaging, social and articulate.
• Possess, or be able to obtain, DAN (Divers Alert Network)
insurance or similar, a recent certifcation of “ftness to
dive” issued by a medical professional, and basic open
water SCUBA certifcation issued by a recognized certifying
agency (e.g., PADI).
• Be proactive, independent and posses the qualities of a
future leader and MantaWatch ambassador.
APPLICATION
Applicants must submit their completed application form,
together with a covering letter, CV and two letters of reference
to internships@mantawatch.com no later than May 31, 2014.
Applicants meeting the eligibility requirements will be invited
to prepare a short personal video to support their application.
Applicants will be short listed via an open and transparent voting
process. Short listed applicants will be interviewed.
Please note that, due to the large volume of applications, we are
only able to respond to short listed applicants. Only complete
applications will be considered. If you have not been contacted
within 4 weeks of the submission date, then you have not been
selected for this internship.
MantaWatch Ltd
145-157 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4PW, United Kingdom
mantawatch.com
Guy’s Trust provides educational opportunities for young
people in developing countries. The charity was established
in memory of Guy Joseph, a founding member of the
MantaWatch team.
APPLICATION FORM
MantaWatch
Internship Program
PERSONAL DETAILS
Name: Address:
Date of Birth: Phone:
Nationality: Email:
EDUCATION
CURRENT PROGRAM OF STUDY
From: Degree Program:
To: Please list major subjects studied:
University:
PREVIOUS EDUCATION
From To University/ School Course and Final Grade
REFERENCES
Please provide references from two persons (not family members). One of these must be your present academic tutor or supervisor.
Please provide details of your referees below.
First Referee Second Referee
Name:
Position:
Address:
Telephone:
Email:
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PERSONAL STATEMENT
Please tell us about yourself, and why you are suitable for this role. You might explain your interest in marine science, your relevant
experience, how this award will assist you to achieve your academic or professional ambitions, or why you are interested to work
with MantaWatch.
DIVING EXPERIENCE
Certifying Agency Certifcation Level
Number of Dives Date of Last Dive
HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT THIS VACANCY?
Advertisement MantaWatch website
Email bulletin Guy’s Trust website
Other Word of mouth
DECLARATION
I declare that the information given in this document is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that any willful
misstatements render me liable to disqualifcation or to dismissal if accepted.
I consent to the information I provide being kept on fle and processed for recruitment purposes in accordance with the UK’s Data
Protection Act 1998.
Signature: Date:
(if sent by email we will accept your email account name as a substitute signature)
Please submit completed application forms, together with a covering letter and CV, to internships@mantawatch.com by 15 April 2015.
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MantaWatch Ltd
145-157 St. John Street, London, EC1V 4PW, United Kingdom
mantawatch.com