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Paid Interns Needed for Maryland Herp Atlas

We have openings for two undergraduate university interns to help with
Maryland’s Herp Atlas. The atlas is a 5-year project to map the distribution
of reptiles and amphibians in every county in Maryland. We have completed
the first year of the project. Fieldwork involves searching for and mapping
the distribution of herps in Anne Arundel County; entering data into
spreadsheets and making maps with GIS; preparing reports and presenting
results to herpetologists and others. Interns are based out of the Jug Bay
Wetlands Sanctuary and they work under the supervision of Sanctuary Director
Chris Swarth.

In addition to helping with the herp atlas project, interns will also help
with bird banding, fish seining, and with stream studies. Each intern
carries out an independent research project on some aspect of their
fieldwork. At the end of the season in August, interns give an oral
presentation and prepare a written report on their independent project.

The Sanctuary is a 1,600 acre ecological field station and environmental
education center in southern Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The Sanctuary is
operated by the county parks department and is part of the Chesapeake Bay
National Estuarine Research Reserve. To learn more about the Sanctuary,
visit **.


Applicants must be majoring in the life sciences at the junior or senior
university level (recent graduates are okay). Applicants should enjoy
fieldwork and should be able to tolerate long hours in the field under hot,
wet, or muddy conditions. Previous ecological field research is a plus.
Familiarity with the identification of herps both visually and in the hand
is highly desirable. It helps to have a high degree of self-motivation and a
sense of humor. Must have a valid driver’s license and a car.

Work schedule

May 10 to August 15. An earlier state date may be okay. Interns work 5
days/week. Occasional weekend and evening work is required.


We do not have on-site housing. Interns will need to find their own housing.
The Sanctuary is 18 miles south of Annapolis and 15 miles east of
Washington, DC.

Stipend Award

The Friends of Jug Bay, a non-profit citizen's organization, provides the
Jug Bay Fellowship award (stipend) of $3,600 to cover the expenses of each
intern. Additional funding that supports this program comes from the Anne
Arundel County government and the Chesapeake Bay National Estuarine Research

Application Procedure and Deadline

Send a cover letter with statement of goals and explain why you want the
position; a resume summarizing your educational and work experience;
transcripts (need not be official); and the names and email addresses of 3
references. Applications must be received by March 30.

Send application materials to ** or by mail to:

Chris Swarth

Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

1361 Wrighton Rd.

Lothian, MD 20711


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