Seabird Restoration Internship – Hawaii

Pacific Rim Conservation
Kahuku, Oahu (About 1 hour from Honolulu)
Job Category
This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses. Credit for college work experience requirements can be given.
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We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship. Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited. Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram's Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise. More information on the project can be found at Essential Responsibilities You will be based with our Seabird Translocation team for the majority of your internship. Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to): - Diet Preparation​ - Daily and weekly cleaning tasks - Assisting in care of the translocated chicks - Field maintenance/ Habitat restoration - Animal Observations - Data Collection - Assisting in Educational Outreach - Assisting with the creating of the Seabird Restoration Database
- Must have a great attitude, be willing to work hard and be an asset to our small team - Must be a self-starter and be self motivated - Must commit to staying the duration of the project (outlined below) - Must commit to 24 hours a week, 8 hours a day, typically starting between 6:30, 7:30 and 8:00 AM - Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education in a Biology or Conservation related field - Must have strong communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse audience - Able to lift 50 pounds - May be asked to work holidays - Must commit to staying the duration of the project (outlined above) ​ - Must commit to 24 hours a week, 8 hours a day typically starting between 6:30, 7:30 and 8:00 AM
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Leilani Ann Fowlke
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