Quail Field Internship – North Carolina

Agency
University of Wilmington
Location
Wilmington, North Carolina
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$230/week ($920/month)
Start Date
05/01/2022
Last Date to Apply
10/01/2022
Description
The Game Bird Program at University of North Carolina Wilmington is looking for individuals (3) to assist with northern bobwhite radio-telemetry (i.e., bobwhite tracking) during the breeding season. Beyond normal radio-tracking, daily monitoring of nests and broods will be required as well as assistance tracking bobwhite quail chicks via frequent radio telemetry. As breeding season intensifies one individual will primarily be focused on tracking bobwhite chicks. These individual(s) will also be responsible for assisting with brood captures, trapping of adult quail, vegetation sampling, and other research-related tasks. Additional but not consistent duties may include assisting with outreach events and assisting various graduate students with data collection. Work hours can be long and schedule may vary, some weekend work will be required including some pre-dawn hours. Individuals must not be bothered working in conditions that are often hot, humid and buggy. We are seeking people who are independent but can also work with others, motivated and who possesses a positive attitude. Benefits: 1) Free housing (with $50 security deposit) is available on site. No pets are allowed. 2) Compensation: $230/week ($920/month) 3) Starting Date: (1) May 1st 2022 (2) June 1st 2022 (3) September 1st 2022 4) Position Length: 16 weeks 5) Last Date to apply: Open until filled
Qualifications
1) Availability to work the full duration of the position (i.e., 16 weeks out from start date; or very close to the full duration of the position) 1) B.S. in wildlife or related field or working toward a B.S. degree 2) An interest in game bird ecology and management. 3) Previous field research and computer experience is preferred. 4) Individuals need a valid driver's license and have a good driving record. 5) Experience with data entry using Microsoft products (e.g., Access and Excel) is preferred. 6) Ability to work alone and in teams. To Apply: Please submit the following material via email: 1) Cover letter (1 page) clearly stating career goals and interest in game birds 2) Detailed resume with a minimum of 3 references (please indicate your relationship to each) 3) Please specify in the cover letter of the application which start date you prefer and your availability. **Electronic submissions/inquires only - Please submit applications in a SINGLE PDF document to mcneild@uncw.edu. Please note in the subject of the email that you are applying to the Bobwhite Internship.
Contact Person
D.J. McNeil & Autumn Randall
Contact eMail
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