We are seeking one intern to assist and help manage ongoing wildlife projects in the Wildlife & Habitat Management Program. Preference will be given to individuals with some experience conducting wildlife surveys/research. Successful candidates must be able to work closely with a large group of volunteers in hot and buggy conditions. Previous experience conducting sea turtle nesting surveys and locating egg chambers, freshwater turtle trapping, drift-fencing, insect sampling, and GIS mapping preferred, but not required. Intern will also assist responsible for care and maintenance of nature center live animal exhibits (snakes and turtles), as well as occasional educational talks for the public. Work will be 5-6 days per week starting early in the morning and potentially continuing into the evening. Weekend work will be required . Applicants must also be willing to assist with other departmental projects including, invasive species removal, habitat restoration, controlled burning, shorebird monitoring, freshwater fish/invertebrate sampling, and event set-up/take-down.
-Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology or related field
-Some field experience with: herps, birds, aquatic wildlife surveys
-Ability and desire to work long, irregular hours. This includes regular weekend work over sea turtle season if needed.
-Ability to work “on call” during sea turtle season, including nights and weekends.
-Ability to work under adverse conditions (intense sun and heat, biting insects, rain)
-Ability and willingness to work in water on a daily basis
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team
-Ability to maintain a positive attitude & sense of humor
-Ability to collect accurate scientific data INDEPENDENTLY
-ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES
-Enthusiasm for field research and learning new field techniques
-Willingness to assist with controlled burns
-Experience using standard Microsoft Office products
-Positive attitude when dealing with the public.
Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to email@example.com by March 21, 2018