Deer Capture Intern – North Carolina

Agency
Bald Head Island Conservancy
Location
Bald Head Island, NC
Job Category
Internships
Salary
Negotiable based on qualifications and experience, but range of $600 - $800 per month
Start Date
01/02/2018
Last Date to Apply
10/26/2017
Website
http://www.bhic.org
Description
The Deer Capture Intern for the Bald Head Island Conservancy’s White-tailed Deer Management Project serves as a member of the BHIC Conservation & Education Team and is responsible for assisting the BHIC staff with the fieldwork needed to accomplish the island’s immunocontraception program for white-tailed deer. General duties include: implementation of project protocol; assisting with deer capture, data collection, recording and quality control. The Deer Capture Intern is also expected to engage in all BHIC Conservation activities including fundraising events, educational programming, and communications. Most fieldwork will be performed at night; weekend and work flexibility are required. Time off will generally coincide with weather that is inadequate for field operations. The BHIC Director of Conservation and Deer Team Lead, a graduate student from NCSU, will supervise this position. This position will last from late January 2018 through April 2018.
Qualifications
SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Assist BHIC staff in all immunocontraception and monitoring operations 2. Assist with deer captures and sample collection 3. Bait site and camera maintenance 4. Assist with post-capture monitoring/telemetry 5. Data entry and analysis/report writing 6. Predator/prey ecological monitoring 7. Assist with BHIC educational programs as needed 8. Assist other BHIC conservation projects as needed KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Coursework in biology, wildlife science, or environmental science • Strong interest in wildlife management • Experience with firearms • Computer proficiency with MS Office applications POSITION SCHEDULE • Contractual for approximately four months (January 2018 – April 2018) • Evening, overnight, weekend, holiday work required • Fieldwork will be weather dependent • Monthly stipend • Housing is provided - dorm-like facility shared with technicians, staff, interns, and visiting students and researchers WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS • Requires physically demanding fieldwork for long hours and exposure to all seasonal conditions found on a barrier island • Able to work in hot/cold, wet, and buggy conditions in all types of outdoor environments including dunes, forest, and salt marsh • Willing to work with injured or dead animals • Able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds • Able to work in woods at night alone • Maintain physical condition appropriate for the performance of duties • Requires valid driver’s license and ability to drive vehicles including golf carts, UTVs and other vehicles as necessary APPLICATION PROCESS To apply please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references in one PDF document to deer@bhic.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Contact Person
Brooke Milligan / Micah Walker
Contact Phone
910-338-0942
Contact eMail
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