We are accepting applications for one intern to participate in our research on invasive pythons and tegus in the Florida Everglades. Field duties will include radio tracking, camera trapping, live trapping, and visual surveys. Other duties will include data entry and quality control, processing trail camera photos, and conducting necropsies. Our program is a collaboration between USGS, NPS, and the University of Florida, and these internships are good opportunities for young biologists to cultivate their skillsets and build their CVs. More information can be found here: https://www.fort.usgs.gov/branch/100
Applicants must be able to start on September 18, 2017. The internship will last 24 weeks, with the possibility of extension. The intern will work 40 hours per week, and should expect an irregular work schedule consisting of days, nights, weekends, and holidays. Some workdays may exceed 8 hours. A living stipend and shared housing in Everglades National Park are provided, but relocation funds are not available.
Applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree, an excellent work ethic, and meticulous data-collection skills. Applicants should be comfortable working in hot, buggy conditions (seriously), be confident handling large reptiles, and be able to think/work both independently and as part of a team. The ideal candidate will have have paid work experience outside university (in any field) and have experience doing fieldwork, conducting radio telemetry, collecting and managing data, and identifying/collecting reptiles. Spanish-language proficiency is a plus and a good sense of humor and a positive attitude are necessary.
A valid U.S. driver's license and a clean driving record are required, and a background check will be necessary. S/he must also be a U.S. citizen and speak English.
Send a cover letter (no more than 1 page) and a resume or CV that includes contact information for 3 references to: USGS.InvasiveHerps.Internship@gmail.com. Please send your application as a single PDF with a file name that begins with your last name [e.g., Darwin Intern Application 11Aug17.pdf].
We will review applications as we receive them, and will no longer accept them after 9AM EST on August 11, 2017.