Internship in herpetology ~

18 de julio de 2011

Internship in herpetology

INTERNSHIP OPENING: The Herpetology program at Archbold Biological Station is seeking two interns to assist with population monitoring of threatened Florida sand skink populations of the Lake Wales Ridge in south-central Florida.
The length of appointment will be for approximately 2.5 months starting in early August 2011. The Archbold internship program offers an opportunity to gain experience in every aspect of scientific research, from experimental design and data collection to oral and written presentations. The Interns can expect to work approximately 20 hours per week as a research assistant supporting ongoing research into population monitoring techniques, and the remaining time on an independent research project related to some aspect of sand skink ecology.
Archbold Biological Station is a renowned research facility located near Lake Placid, Florida. For more information about the herpetology program see:

Minimum qualifications: A Bachelor’s degree in biology, wildlife science, or a related field; highly motivated and detail-oriented; enthusiasm for fieldwork; ability to tolerate long hours in heat/humidity, and biting insects. Previous experience with herpetofaunal identification and sampling methods is also desirable.
Interns receive a weekly stipend of $100 plus room and board at the Station (shared housing; no pets).
Interested applicants should send (1) a letter of application, including period of availability, (2) a resume or curriculum vitae, including GPA and relevant coursework, and (3) contact information for at least two references, to Carol Rizkalla ( Please indicate 'Intern application' in the subject heading. Closing date is July 16.

-- Archbold is an Equal Opportunity Employer --

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