Tropical Invasive Species Internships-Guam

Agency
Colorado State University and US Geological Survey
Location
Yigo, Guam and/or Rota
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$15/hour, no health benefits, housing, or travel is covered
Start Date
05/01/2019
Last Date to Apply
03/15/2019
Website
https://www.usgs.gov/centers/fort/science/usgs-brown-treesnake-laboratory-and-rapid-response-team?qt-science_center_objects=0#qt-science_center_objects
Description
We are accepting applications for multiple paid interns to assist with invasive brown treesnake and small mammal research on the islands of Guam and Rota for about six months (starting between March and May). Primary duties will include radiotelemetry, live- and camera-trapping, visual surveys, and data entry in Excel. This internship is a collaboration between Colorado State University and the USGS Brown Treesnake Project and is a good opportunity for early-career biologists to cultivate their skillsets and build their résumés. We encourage anyone looking to gain experience working in field biology to apply, on or off-island. ***OFF-ISLAND HIRES WILL BE EXPECTED TO COVER THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION COSTS TO AND FROM THE ISLAND. THEY MUST ALSO FIND AND COVER ANY EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH HOUSING AND A VEHICLE FOR PERSONAL USE.*** Position is full-time (40 hours / week). To Apply: Send a cover letter (no more than 1 page), résumé, and names and contact information for 3 references to: csuinvasivespeciesinternship@gmail.com. Please send your application as a single PDF. We will review applications as we receive them and will no longer accept them after 11:59 PM EST on March 15, 2017 (ChST).
Qualifications
***OFF-ISLAND HIRES WILL BE EXPECTED TO COVER THEIR OWN TRANSPORTATION COSTS TO AND FROM THE ISLAND. THEY MUST ALSO FIND AND COVER ANY EXPENSES ASSOCIATED WITH HOUSING AND A VEHICLE FOR PERSONAL USE.*** Applicants should have an interest in natural resources, an excellent work ethic, a positive attitude, a willingness to learn, the ability to think/work both independently and as part of a team, and meticulous data-collection skills. Interns must be able to work outside in challenging environmental conditions (e.g., hot and humid, biting and stinging insects, tough terrain) and handle snakes and small mammals (training will be provided). The ideal candidate will have experience doing fieldwork, identifying plants and animals, and collecting data. Interns should expect their work schedule to be a mixture of morning, nighttime, and split-shift work. Though this position is based on Guam, it may require extended travel (6+ weeks) to other islands in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, depending on project needs.
Contact Person
Emma Hanslowe and Abbey Feuka
Contact Phone
No calls, please.
Contact eMail
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