DAN Now Accepting Applications for 2011 Research Internship Program

11/17/2010 11:59:42 AM
Program Offers Opportunities in DAN Dive Medicine and Research

Divers Alert Network® has encouraged young minds interested in the science of diving through the DAN® Research Internship Program since 1999. DAN research internships have opened professional doors and career opportunities for the extraordinary young men and women who complete the program each year.

DAN is now accepting applications for the 2011 program. The minimum commitment is for three months. Following an initial week of training at DAN headquarters, research interns are placed with host facilities, including DAN, where they will participate in projects matched to their interests and ability. The range may include field, laboratory and/or epidemiological studies. Most research interns work closely with mentor experts to maximize their learning opportunities.

Academic credit may be available for students registered in educational programs while completing the research internship.

Strong candidates for this competitive program will have excellent communication and organizational skills, meaningful personal accomplishments, an established commitment to diving and goals that would benefit from participation in the program. Candidates must be 20 years of age (by June 1, 2011) with an educational track in a science field preferred.

According to Neal Pollock, internship director, "The DAN Research Intern Program is designed to help candidates who can best benefit from the program to expand their experience and capabilities. Matching candidates to appropriate opportunities and mentors can play an important role in professional development."

Questions on applying to the program should be directed to Jeanette Moore, research specialist, 919-684-2948 ext. 260 or jmoore@dan.org.

Applications for the 2011 DAN Research Intern Program must be received by Jan. 15, 2011.

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