Field Biologist/Nature Center Internship-Florida

Agency
Sanibel-Captiva Conservation Foundation (SCCF)
Location
Sanibel, FL
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$200 per week, plus $400 travel stipend, housing included
Start Date
02/04/2019
Last Date to Apply
02/21/2018
Website
http://www.sccf.org
Description
We are seeking one intern to assist and manage ongoing wildlife projects in the Wildlife & Habitat Management Program. Preference will be given to individuals with well-rounded experience. Intern will be responsible for fieldwork for departmental monitoring and research projects and care of nature center live animal exhibits (snakes and turtles), as well as occasional educational talks for the public. Work will be mostly 5 days per week starting early in the morning and potentially continuing into the evening. Some weekend work may be required. Applicants must also be willing to assist with other departmental projects including, invasive species removal and habitat restoration. This internship will go from early February 2019 (February 4, 2019 or near there) to November 1, 2019. To apply: Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Chris Lechowicz at whmp_intership@sccf.org We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.
Qualifications
Required qualifications: -Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology or related field -Some field experience with: herps, birds, small mammals, fish, and invertebrates -Ability and desire to work long, irregular hours (including weekend hours) -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 speak to the public (give Powerpoint lectures to an audience) -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 independent ability to meet deadlines -Enthusiasm for field research and learning new field techniques Desired qualifications: Field experience with: herp marking techniques (notching, pit tags), frog call surveys, radio telemetry, turtle trapping, shorebird surveys, aquatic insect surveys Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint) Experience with ArcGIS, Google Earth and GPS units Willingness to use your personal vehicle for work (mileage compensated) Experience maintaining aquariums and/or terrariums (herps)
Contact Person
Chris Lechowicz
Contact eMail
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