• Computers • Pest/Disease Control • Other • Fish/Wildlife • Science • General Assistance • Weed/Invasive Species Control
Three full-time interns needed to assist with biological field work.
Duties: Data collection will follow standardized wildlife inventory / monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, invertebrate sampling, endangered beach nesting bird monitoring, saltmarsh sparrow monitoring, and salt marsh elevation surveys. Other tasks include bird banding, invasive plant species inventory, mapping and eradication. Interns may mechanically and chemically control invasive plant species within the refuge boundary and monitor areas treated. In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to data entry and editing, environmental education, maintenance, construction, and office assistance.
Qualifications: Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid driver’s license, be able to use kayak, canoe and/or other small non-motorized boats, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker. Work vehicle and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills is helpful.
Independent projects may be possible as time allows, and college internship credit may also be possible according to individual institutional guidelines. Position will be 40 hours per week and may include weekend work.
A video made by the 2014 interns summarizing their experience can be viewed at: