The Avian Technician will be trained by professional ornithologists primarily on bird banding techniques and bird extractions from mist nets. Interns will also learn how to conduct bird transect surveys, point counts, nest searches, nocturnal owl surveys, and other wildlife sampling techniques including bat mist-netting and turtle radio-telemetry. There are also opportunities to work on different community development projects and farming projects (fruit orchard, livestock, composting, sustainable agriculture programming, etc.). Interns will be trained in proper data collection and entry and will be responsible for entering data collected at the end of every banding session.
No experience is needed, but an interest in birds and wildlife ecology is strongly preferred. This internship is perfect for budding biologists/ecologists and for birders of any level that wish to pursue a career or education in the field. The internship is meant as a resume/skill builder to help the intern get experience in their field. Previous participants in our internship programs have had a high rate of employment upon completion.
The Internship has a fee of US 255$/week for first 6 weeks which includes room and board plus tax (meals included Monday-Friday), full access to lab/field equipment, and training by professional on-site biologists. After 6 weeks pricing is reduced to $205 US/week for same inclusions. Internship duration is a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 7 weeks.
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