Avian Care & Environmental Education Internship: Connecticut

Agency
Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy
Location
Litchfield Connecticut
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$500 per month plus housing
Start Date
04/01/2021
Last Date to Apply
02/28/2021
Website
https://www.ripleyconservancy.org/
Description
The duration of the internship is from April to June 2021. Interns are provided with housing and a monthly stipend. Internship responsibilities include: · Feeding, maintenance, and care of the captive waterfowl collection · Cleaning enclosures and ponds · Aviary maintenance including grounds and structures · Assistance with bird capture · Exposure to raptor care and training · Record keeping · Interacting with LRWC visitors and donors during public visitation (the Conservancy is open to the public May 5th through November 30th) hours and special events · Training and working with imprinted education birds · Assisting our Educators at school, community events, distance learning and onsite programs including the three week summer camp · Support fundraising initiatives including mailings and general event preparations · Experience with Facebook, Instagram, Twitter · Proficiency with MS Word, Excel and Publisher This is a demanding position that requires long hours and extended periods outside in adverse weather conditions. Applicants must be willing to put in the time and effort to complete projects as needed.
Qualifications
Qualifications: · Undergraduate or graduate students in the field of science or biology · Students in related fields may also be considered · Experience in animal care and/or experience with avian care is highly desirable · Exceptional attention to detail · Capable of performing diverse tasks simultaneously · Ability to problem solve in the field · High level of professionalism · Effective interpersonal skills and a cordial attitude · Be able to lift at least 50 pounds, climb a ladder 20 feet or higher and perform overhead work · Able to operate maintenance equipment such as riding mowers, weed whackers and basic power tools Applicants must also be available to work any of the seven days of the week and holidays with the possibility of late evenings as needed. Days off will vary from week to week. A valid driver license is required.
Contact Person
Logan Connor
Contact eMail
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