Wildlife Management Internship- Birds, Small Mammals and Weeds-California

Agency
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Location
Fremont, CA
Job Category
Internships
Salary
unpaid, includes free shared housing
Start Date
02/08/2019
Last Date to Apply
02/15/2019
Website
http://www.fws.gov/sfbayrefuges/
Description
One intern needed to assist U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at the Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge from February 25 thru July 31, 2019 (start date dependent on potential government shutdown). This intern will focus on migratory and endangered birds, small mammals, and invasive plants at the Don Edwards SF Bay NWR. Intern will also assist other refuges within the San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge Complex. Responsibilities include: Endangered plant and animal surveys (birds and small mammals), non-native vegetation mapping and removal including herbicide application, avian predator surveys, nest success monitoring, work independently, GPS mapping, cross support with other Refuges, data entry, report preparation, early morning/late evening surveys, occasional weekend work, working with staff and volunteers, and supply and equipment inventories. This is an unpaid internship that provides biology field experience and professional development opportunities. Free shared housing is provided at the Fremont headquarters and vehicle is provided during work hours only. Personal vehicle is highly recommended for non-work hours.
Qualifications
Required: valid driver’s license; comfortable driving long hours in traffic, bachelor’s degree or near completion; general knowledge of biological data gathering and techniques; wildlife observation and basic plant identification skills; ability to use varied equipment, vehicles, and tools to complete field work; ability to perform physical labor that requires extended periods of bending, kneeling, walking on muddy and unstable terrain while pulling and spraying plants; and basic computer experience. Background check will be required. Please email cover letter highlighting field experience, resume with 3 references (with email contact information) and unofficial transcripts to Rachel_tertes@fws.gov, SUBJECT: Wildlife Management Intern Deadline February 15, 2019. Submit files in the following format: first name_last name_resume/transcript/letter/etc
Contact Person
Rachel Tertes
Contact eMail
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