Wildlife Research Intern- Black Hills Wild Turkey, Bighorn Sheep, and Bobcat-South Dakota

Agency
South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks
Location
Black Hills, South Dakota
Job Category
Internships
Salary
$10.45 per hour
Start Date
01/09/2018
Last Date to Apply
12/01/2017
Website
https://scssdltmweb.agilera.net/ltm/CandidateSelfService/controller.servlet?service=page&webappname=CandidateSelfService&name=CSSHomePage&panel=Search&dataarea=ltm#
Description
Intern will conduct wildlife research and assist Game, Fish, and Park staff and graduate student in collecting radiotelemetry data for a Merriam's wild turkey research study in the northern Black Hills. Also will assist with radiotelemetry monitoring bobcats and bighorn sheep. Will assist with captures of bobcats in the Black Hills. This student will track survival and also determine cause-specific mortality of turkeys, bighorn sheep, and bobcats. Maintenance of equipment, data entry, and office assistance will also be required. Intern may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicant must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, and be able to use trucks and ATVs under off-road conditions. Work vehicle and equipment provided.
Qualifications
Applicant must be a full-time student at a college or university. Preference will be given to those with junior standing or above by the end of the fall 2017 semester, or who are currently enrolled at a vocational-technical school and have completed one year (nine months) by the start of the internship. Further, coursework in human dimensions training, wildlife management and techniques, or ornithology is desired. Experience with radio-telemetry equipment will be desirable. Applicant must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, and be able to use trucks and ATVs under off-road conditions. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Students must be currently enrolled at a University or College or have recently graduated (within 6 months) to be eligible to apply for this position.
Contact Person
Chad Lehman
Contact Phone
605-255-4515
Contact eMail
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