MAPS Internships ~

26 de octubre de 2010

MAPS Internships

MAPS VOLUNTEER INTERNSHIPS: The Institute for Bird Populations (IBP) seeks
motivated, enthusiastic volunteers in good physical condition with a strong
desire to learn more about birds and natural history for the Monitoring
Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS) program. All successful
applicants are expected to face the rigors and unpredictability of field
conditions with good humor and flexibility.

Prior banding experience or a background in wildlife biology or a closely
related field is a plus, but not necessary because all internships include
an intensive, two-week training course in mist-netting, and the
identification, handling, banding, ageing and sexing of landbirds. In
addition, interns receive individual training in these techniques throughout
the field season.

Positions are available nationwide and are offered by region: Northwest,
Western Midwest, Eastern Midwest, and California. Internships begin May 1
and run through August 8. Applicants with reliable field vehicles are
especially needed (trucks/SUVs not required). Mileage will be reimbursed at
the rate of $0.35/mile for project-related use. Shared housing and a per
diem of $22 - $30 (depending on location) for food and incidental expenses,
amounting to $1,848 - $2,520 for the season, are provided.

Interns are expected to spend a minimum of 6 of every 10 days in the field,
contingent upon daily weather conditions and logistical considerations. For
application materials and further information, we prefer that you apply
online at, or if you have questions
contact Ron Taylor at (replace AT with @), 415-663-1436

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