Prácticas remuneradas en un refugio de vida salvaje en Oregon ~

8 de marzo de 2019

Prácticas remuneradas en un refugio de vida salvaje en Oregon

Internship Sponsor: Shoreline Education for Awareness, Inc. and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

Internship Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex, 2127 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport OR 97365

Term of Service: May 2 through September 2, 2019 (4 months).

The Rocky Shores Interpretation Specialist will work with the visitor services manager for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex to communicate with the general public through outreach, natural resource interpretation and social media. This is a full-time internship requiring a 40-hour work-week. The intern will be responsible for providing wildlife interpretation for visitors on the seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife of the Wildlife Refuge Complex from headlands, beaches and via kayak.

General Responsibilities (to include, but not limited to):

• Assist with communication and outreach for the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex through a variety of media.

• Assist with social networking efforts for the Refuge Complex. Create posters, news releases and other marketing materials to advertise refuge interpretive programs.

• Assist with leading water-based canoe and kayak interpretive tours at wildlife refuges.

• Provide interpretation on the seabirds and marine mammals of Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge using binoculars, field guides, spotting scopes, and portable signs.

• Speak with visitors about the purpose of the wildlife refuge, answer their wildlife and refuge related questions, and identify wildlife.

• Help protect wildlife and ensure visitor safety by informing visitors of potential safety hazards and attempting to correct minor infractions through interpretation. Document illegal visits or trespass into closed areas. Interns shall not engage in law enforcement.

• Work alongside refuge volunteers and provide feedback to refuge staff on volunteer experiences.

Internship Requirements (you must have all of these to qualify):

• Some college and preferably a Bachelor of Science degree in the field of natural resources, biology, wildlife conservation or natural resource interpretation.

• U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.

• Possession of a valid driver’s license.

• Ability and willingness to spend the majority of the workday outdoors.

• Experience conducting natural resource interpretation for the general public.

• Willingness to work weekends for the duration of the internship and participate in limited travel as needed.

Preferred Qualifications (these are not required to qualify for the position)

• Familiarity with marine and estuarine ecosystems.

• Strong inter-personal communication skills.

• Experience working with the media (press releases, interviews) including social media.

• Motivated, energetic and detail-oriented.

• Experience paddling in canoes or kayaks.

Intern Benefits Include:

• A taxable, monthly living allowance of $1,200.

• Upon successful completion of the term of service, an award of $600.

• Professional development, training, and networking opportunities.

• Free housing at Siletz Bay National Wildlife Refuge including utilities. Intern will have private bedroom and Wi-Fi. Sorry, no pets allowed.

Transportation Information:

• Government vehicle is available for official work duties only.

• Intern is responsible for personal transportation needs.

Questions about the position?

Dawn Harris

Visitor Services Manager

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex

2127 SE Marine Science Drive

Newport OR 97391

Application Process:

Send letter of interest, resume (email with attachments preferred), and contact information for three references to Dawn Harris by March 15, 2019.

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