An internship period with the BDRI offers an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain field and laboratory training in marine mammal’s research methodology and analysis under the mentorship of experienced bottlenose dolphin researchers. Undergraduate and postgraduate student research projects can also be supported with boat time and office space. Undergraduate and postgraduate students can present this personal research project as their thesis work(Bachelor, Master, Diploma, DEA, etc.).
We invite you to join our on-going study of the behaviour, habitat use and social lives of the amazing wild bottlenose dolphins off Sardinia Island, Italy. As an internship you will be working with us and rotate between tasks on land and sea. On board our research vessels you will work together with our team in search for cetaceans. To refine details of bottlenose dolphin population biology and responses to human activities at sea, we will take identification photos, observe behaviour, and monitor vocalizations using a hydrophone.
Internships can be used for academic or vocational purposes, but students are solely responsible for making all arrangements for receiving relevant credit(s) as a result of completing the internship.
It is very useful to be informed about the BDRI's background, research interests, and scientific publications and point out ways that interests interface. Internships should have open minds, flexibility in changing situations, and a desire to help and to learn.
Internships require a minimum of 60 days commitment. Read through the information package carefully for more information and to find out how to successfully apply for the program. In the application form, indicate which your preferred period and dates of participation are.
Download the complete information package and application form bellow:
Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute BDRI
Via A. Diaz 4,Golfo Aranci (O-T) 07020 Italy
Tel +39 3460815414
Tel +39 0789 1831197
The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute is a marine science centre for Research, Education and training in cetaceans’ ecology and behaviour. Students and volunteers can participate in hands-on research on wild bottlenose dolphins and other cetaceans along the emerald coast in Sardinia, Italy. The Bottlenose Dolphin Research Institute offers through the Internship, Volunteer and Field research Course programs hands-on experience in marine mammal research, boat based field work, intensive training and mentoring in marine ecology. It is a great opportunity for interested individuals to go abroad and participate in the BDRI programs during their gap year or to learn about cetacean’s ecology and behaviour during the holidays. The education and training programs will all take part on the north-eastern coast of Sardinia, a true marine biologist’s paradise. Any reproduction of the photographs, art, or other contents
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