Naturalist Technician Intern: Dewees Island, SC

Agency
Dewees Island Conservancy
Location
Dewees Island, SC
Job Category
Temporary/Seasonal Positions
Salary
housing and a stipend of $3,000 paid bi-weekly for the 15-week internship
Start Date
05/08/2023
Last Date to Apply
01/31/2023
Website
https://deweesislandconservancy.org/
Description
• Conduct early morning and late evening wildlife surveys. • Provide care and maintenance of animals and displays in the Dewees Island Nature Center. • Create educational publications and displays relating to conservation and post information in the Nature Center and on the Dewees Island Conservancy web site and Facebook page. • Lead interpretative barrier island ecology programs to guests and residents on Dewees Island either in person and/or virtual. • Conduct early morning or late evening beach patrols on assigned day to identify sea turtle nests and/or stranded sea turtles. • Conduct invasive species surveys. • Promote and practice stewardship of all the barrier island facilities, properties, and research equipment. • Assist in facilitation of research projects by visiting scientists as directed by the Refuge Biologist or the Dewees Island Conservancy Program Director. • Understand and agree to dormitory and shared housing regulations. Housing at both locations is a shared co-ed living space and personal effects are NOT provided (linens, toiletries, etc.). • Ability to provide your own transportation between Awendaw, SC and the Dewees Island Ferry Landing on Isle of Palms (approximately 20 miles). Remote locations: public transportation is not available.
Qualifications
• Minimum three years undergraduate work in resource management, marine biology, wildlife ecology or related science. • Minimum 9 months of experience leading interpretative or environmental educational programs. • Outgoing, self-motivated and independent personality; strong communication and leadership skills required. • Prior sea turtle nesting management experience preferred (additional training provided). • Basic knowledge of shorebird and wading bird identification strongly desired. • Basic knowledge of South Carolina flora and fauna; knowledge of barrier island ecology strongly desired. • Ability to work a non-standard workday, including weekends, holidays and night shifts. • Ability to endure extreme summer and outdoor conditions (heat, bugs, salt, sand, etc.). • Ability to carry heavy equipment (up to 50 lbs.) • Ability to operate an ATV vehicle (training provided). • Ability to work and live independently in an extremely remote island lifestyle. • Boating experience preferred. • Ability to provide own transportation between remote work sites.
Contact Person
Lori Sheridan Wilson
Contact eMail
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