Environment for the Americas (EFTA) created Celebrate Birds/Celebra las Aves to engage the next generation of Latino conservation stewards. the program is designed to encourage Latino youth to explore careers in natural resource management, environmental conservation, and scientific research. Interns work side-by-side with managers, educators, and biologists at sites chosen for their importance to migratory shorebirds and waterfowl. Interns are responsible for a variety of wildlife fieldwork, public outreach, and educational programs. Interns gain invaluable experience at sites in California, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska where monitoring shorebird populations is a priority. Positions are 5-6 months.
Applicants must be 18 to 25 and within two years of graduate with a degree in environmental science, biology, wildlife biology or a related field and a strong interest in field research and community outreach and education. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal residents. Bilingual (Spanish/English) are preferred, but not required.