IMPORTANT: YOU MUST BE LOCAL as we cannot offer housing due to COVID-19 protocols. We are seeking one intern to assist and manage ongoing wildlife projects in the Wildlife & Habitat Management Program. Preference will be given to individuals with well-rounded experience or real enthusiasm. Duties will revolve around ongoing wildlife projects, especially terrestrial and freshwater turtle work. Radio telemetry and data management will be a major component of this internship. You will need to speak to the public on occasion about what you are doing and the conservation of certain species. Work will be mostly 5 days per week sometimes starting early in the morning and potentially continuing into the evening. Some weekend work may be required. Applicants must also be willing to assist with other departmental projects including, invasive species removal and habitat restoration if needed. You must be local to the area as housing is not available due to the pandemic, and you must have your own transportation to the island. SCCF will provide a transponder to get to the island.
Send cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references to Chris Lechowicz at firstname.lastname@example.org by March 1, 2021.
We will contact qualified applicants to set up interview appointments. No phone calls, please.
Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife biology or related field
Some field experience with any herps, small mammals, fish, and/or invertebrates
Ability and desire to work long, irregular hours (including weekend hours)
Ability to work under adverse conditions (intense sun and heat, biting insects, rain)
Ability and willingness to work in water on a daily basis
Ability to speak to the public (give Powerpoint lectures to an audience)
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to maintain a positive attitude & sense of humor
Ability to collect accurate scientific data INDEPENDENTLY
ABILITY TO MEET DEADLINES
Enthusiasm for field research and learning new field techniques
Field experience with: herp marking techniques (notching, pit tags), frog call surveys, radio telemetry, turtle trapping, shorebird surveys, aquatic insect surveys
A real passion for turtle conservation
Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Especially Word, Excel and Powerpoint)
Experience with ArcGIS, Google Earth and GPS units
Willingness to use your personal vehicle for work (mileage compensated)
Experience handing snakes, turtles, etc.