Announcing the Conscious Breath Adventures Internship
We are looking for an intern
This is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend time on and in the water with the largest congregation of humpback whales on the planet. You will help us lead small groups of guests to see and swim with the humpback whales on the Silver Bank, Dominican Republic. We are looking for someone with a background in the hospitality industry, technical skills (photography, boats, diving) and a demonstrated passion for marine mammals.
Daily tasks fall into three main areas:
Cleaning and maintaining photo, video and other electronic equipment (rinse and dry cameras, recharge and replace batteries, download and format cards, back up hard drives, etc). Assisting with photo/videography/audiography including editing photos/video/audio, compiling photo/video/audio selections, labeling and formatting photos and media files and carrying out fluke identification work.
Assist guests with equipment, luggage, snorkeling skills, general questions/needs and overall onboard hospitality. Help guests board and disembark the boat and tenders and get in and out of the water on snorkeling excursions. Aid with general oversight of swimmers during snorkel sessions, helping maintain our safe and respectful history of whale encounters.
Education and Research
Answer questions about observed behaviors and general whale biology and natural history. Discuss environmental threats and conservation efforts. Possibly assist with ongoing educational presentations and/or develop and deliver short classes on approved topics. Possibly assist with ongoing or new research efforts.
Additional tasks may include helping with social media and content sharing and related marketing efforts.
This is not a paid position. You will receive a berth (a modest, shared cabin in crew accommodations, with minimal privacy), board and a small weekly stipend. The duration is five weeks from February 28 to April 4, 2020 starting and ending in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.
Please address at least the following in your application materials:
Your experience living and working on boats
Proficiency with computers, photo/videography and editing
Background with and interest in marine mammals
Any marine safety and/or dive training (CPR, first aid, lifesaving, rescue diver, etc)
Hospitality industry work experience and aptitude
Let us know where you would be coming from and your goals and objectives for this internship experience. Please review our website carefully so you are familiar with our operation prior to submitting your application. Send your cover letter, resume and supporting materials in an email that includes “Intern Position” in the subject line to CaptGene@ConsciousBreathAdventures.com