Summer 2019 Research Internships in Caribbean Marine Ecology – McCoy Lab at FSU
 The McCoy Lab at Florida State University seeks two research interns to 
conduct fieldwork in Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean during a 6-week period in 
June-July 2019.  All fieldwork will be conducted on SCUBA.  Interns will assist 
and be supervised by Ph.D. students Ethan Cissell and Joshua Manning 
( <>).  
Candidates must have (1) a valid American Academy of Underwater Science (AAUS) 
diving certification, or an international equivalent, (2) Enriched Air Nitrox 
certification, and (3) be at least 18 years or older by June 1, 2019. 
Experience conducting research is preferred, but specific knowledge of 
Caribbean marine ecology is not required.  Please contact Dr. Sophie McCoy with 
any questions ( <>).

Research in the McCoy Lab focuses on mechanisms that retain ecological and 
biogeochemical function of coastal ecosystems.  To do this, we focus on links 
between physiological response and dynamics of populations and communities, and 
especially on the effects of environmental stress on traits that mediate 
species interactions.  

Application materials: 

Send application materials in a single pdf to Dr. Sophie McCoy by Feb. 22, 2019 
for full consideration ( <>).  We will 
conduct interviews by Skype in early March.  

(1) statement of interest (1 page), 

(2) brief CV (2 pages max.), 

(3) dive log and certification, and contact information for your institution’s 
Dive Safety Officer, 

(4) names and contact information of 2 professional references, and 

(5) available dates during June and July 2019 (i.e., when do classes end, if an 

 Logistics and details: This is an unpaid position. Travel to and from Bonaire 
and lodging at a communal apartment will be provided, excluding meals. Because 
the two 2019 interns will share a room in the apartment, we will select either 
two male or two female interns.

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