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California Condor Recovery Program Intern- LOCALS ONLY
Organization: American Conservation Experience
Location: Pinnacles National Park, CA
American Conservation Experience is seeking one full-time intern to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will be:
1) tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions;
2) observing and recording feeding behaviors;
3) speaking with the public and local community members about a high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery;
4) monitoring breeding behavior and nests;
5) handling animal carcasses used for bait stations;
6) maintenance of equipment and facilities; and
7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach.
Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource management projects as needed.
This is a 6 month internship with the possibility of extension. Housing is not available. Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in early January 2019.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references to Kris Dudus at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Monday, November 26, 2018. Please write “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email and send all application components as a single attachment using the following file naming format: First name_Last name_Internship_Application
Must be a US Citizen, National, or Lawful Permanent Resident Alien of the United States. Age 21- 35 and possess a valid driver’s license.
Highlight any educational or work experience with endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public speaking, basic maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on primitive roads, and hunting or ranching operations.
We are seeking individuals with enthusiasm, self-initiative, dependability and an open mind for all perspectives.
Funding for the position requires that applicants are between the ages of '21-35’, please note that you are between 21 and 35 years old in your cover letter
Stipend: $360/week stipend. AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.
Apply By: Monday, November 26, 2018. Early applications are encouraged.