Internship Openings for Wildlife Research Assistants ~

27 de febrero de 2005

Internship Openings for Wildlife Research Assistants

Seeking 4-5 wildlife research interns for a deer telemetry study May to August 2005
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Commerce City, Colorado
This unique Refuge, located 10 minutes from downtown Denver, is nearly 17,000 acres, making it one of the largest urban wildlife refuges in the United States. It consists of open lakes, wetlands, prairie grasslands, and woodlands. Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge is home to more than 300 species of birds, mammals, fish, reptiles, and amphibians. Due to its proximity to Denver, one of the Refuge's primary goals is to provide environmental education programs for urban school children. Each year, thousands of visitors come to the Refuge to appreciate its wildlife, view the scenic habitat, and learn about native prairie species. Popular activities include interpretative programs, environmental education, fishing, wildlife observation, and photography. More information can be found at
Main duties will include assisting with locating, capturing and radio collaring both mule deer and white-tailed deer fawns, locating fawns and does with radio telemetry equipment, and compiling and summarizing data using spreadsheets.
Good physical condition and ability to work hard under demanding field conditions are required. Applicants should enjoy working independently with a high level of responsibility in fieldwork and data entry. Applications should also be able to work with a partner or team. Willingness to wake up early on scheduled days is required. Preference will be given to applicants with prior telemetry or ecological research experience, but not required. Enthusiasm for fieldwork in hot summer days and early morning conditions are essential.
Project Duration:
Positions are from May to August, start and end dates are negotiable. We are seeking applicants that can commit at least two or more days a week consistently throughout the field season. Preference will be given to those who can commit more time to the project.
Please send a cover letter explaining interests and dates of availability, resume, and names and phone numbers of 2 references to, or to Deer Telemetry Project, Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge, Building 121, Commerce City, CO 80022. Email applications are preferred. Applications will be accepted until 30 April, 2005. Early applications are encouraged and will be evaluated when they are received, positions may be filled before the application deadline.
This is a volunteer project only, housing or stipend is not provided. This internship can be used for academic credit if arranged by the volunteer.

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