This is a seasonal position at Maine Audubon. Maine Audubon works to conserve Maine’s wildlife and wildlife habitat by engaging people in education, conservation, and action.
Project interns assist with monitoring and managing endangered Piping Plovers and Least Terns and other shorebirds on beaches in southern Maine under the supervision of the Seasonal Biologists and Outreach Coordinator. This is a unique opportunity to learn about endangered species conservation, improve your field skills, and conduct outreach with a variety of audiences.
The Coastal Birds Project is designed to recover these endangered species, reduce disturbance of migratory shorebirds, and protect beach/dune/estuary systems. The positions will be supervised by a Maine Audubon wildlife biologist, but work as part of a larger collaborative effort that includes the US Fish and Wildlife Service, Maine Inland Fisheries and Wildlife, Maine Bureau of Parks and Lands, USDA Wildlife Services, numerous municipalities, hundreds of private landowners, and dozens of volunteer plover monitors.
The successful applicant will:
have experience working with birds
have excellent observation skills
be a diplomatic communicator
be an enthusiastic educator willing and able to engage the public
be able to walk extensively on soft substrates (sand beaches)
be able to lift and carry heavy equipment of 50 pounds or more
have the ability and willingness to work outdoors on beaches in all weather conditions
How to Apply:
Email cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to email@example.com with PPLT Intern in the subject line.
Applications reviewed starting February 11.