MMBCL Internships


The Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab at the University of Southern Mississippi plans to offer an internship to college juniors, seniors and recent graduates for the Fall and Spring semester each year.

Interns work on on-going research projects, and will gain experience in both behavioral and acoustic data analyses. Specific experiences depend on the research projects that are ongoing at the time of the internship.

We plan to accept 1 to 2 interns for each internship session. Interns will assist with video analyses of dolphin social behavior and humpback whale behavior as well as analyses of dolphin acoustic behavior.

This internship is an unpaid voluntary position, and interns are responsible for arranging their own transportation and housing. Students interested in applying for the internship are required to send:

 * Completed the application

 * Resume/Curriculum Vitae

 * Personal statement describing your career goals, reason(s) for wanting the internship, and what you expect to contribute to and  gain from the internship

 * Unofficial or official copy of your transcripts

 * At least two letters of recommendation (preferably from those who can attest to your academic and scientific abilities)


      **International applicants have a more intensive application process and are required to obtain a J-1 visa if selected.
All materials should be sent to the following address:
Stan Kuczaj
Director, Marine Mammal Behavior and Cognition Lab
Department of Psychology
The University of Southern Mississippi
118 College Drive, # 5025
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-5025
Materials may arrive separately or together.
Please direct all information requests and related materials to Stan Kuczaj