COASST internship credits available
We ARE looking to 2 students to sign up for 1-2 internship credits to bring COASST
up-to-speed on outer coast data collection efforts (northern California - Chukchi Sea, Alaska).
For those that don't already know, COASST is a citizen science project based at the University of Washington and
involves ~800 people in the collection of rigorous, scientific data on bird mortality in the Pacific Northwest.
The specific goals for this internship position are:
a) enter data; track species washing ashore this winter (Dec-Feb); provide updates to COASST staff (Charlie and
b) respond to urgent outer-coast volunteer needs (supplies, identification requests)
c) select exceptional photos and quotes for data profiles in publications
d) identify lapsed sites; check in with surveyors; set training location priorities
This amounts to 6-8 hours/week for the full quarter. Missing the first week should not be too much of a problem -
we're here from 8am-6pm most days. Also some Saturdays.
So we're looking for a student with:
-Strong interest in science education and/or citizen science
-Background in biology or marine biology (some knowledge of birds, esp marine birds is good)
-Ability to commit to at least 6 hours/week, spring quarter for 1 internship credit
-Good organization skills (track sites, work under short timeline, move through data efficiently)
-Good communication skills (seek missing data from volunteers, coordinate with COASST staff)
Interested students are welcome to contact me via my info below; set up a time with Charlie and me to meet and
discuss after 1pm this Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday (we're both in FSH 254B).