Monarch Field Naturalist Intern – New Jersey

Agency
New Jersey Audubon/Cape May Bird Observatory
Location
Cape May County, NJ
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
$1000/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided
Start Date
08/24/2017
Last Date to Apply
06/20/2017
Website
http://www.njaudubon.org
Description
Job Description: FIELD NATURALIST INTERN for ongoing MONARCH MONITORING PROJECT at New Jersey Audubon’s Cape May Bird Observatory, Cape May, New Jersey August 24 to November 7. Cape May is renowned as one of the world's great hot spots for migration. NJA fosters the application of sound scientific principles and practices to address conservation issues related to vertebrate and invertebrate fauna, and the natural habitats with which they are associated.

Duties:
• Daily road censuses of migrating Monarchs
• Monarch tagging
• Data entry
• Educating the public about the project and Monarch biology
• Maintain display of monarch caterpillars and chrysalides
Qualifications
Qualifications:
• Experience interacting with the public and excellent interpersonal skills
• Enthusiastic and motivated self-starter who is also a strong team player
• Familiarity with insect ecology a plus, but not required
• Willingness to work irregular hours
• Careful data collecting and entry skills
• Must have own vehicle and a valid, clean driver’s license
• Must be able to lift and carry 25 lbs as needed

Start Date: August 24, 2017 Ending Date: November 7, 2017

Salary: $1000/month; housing and reimbursement for gas provided

Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

Please send cover letter of interest, resume, and three references as a single pdf document (including email and phone contact info) to: hr.cmboseasonal@njaudubon.org. New Jersey Audubon (NJ Audubon) is a privately supported, not-for profit, statewide membership organization. Founded in 1897, and one of the oldest independent Audubon societies, NJ Audubon is not connected with the National Audubon Society. NJ Audubon is an equal opportunity employer (EOE).
Contact Person
Rene Buccinna
Contact Phone
6094003852
Contact eMail
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