Prácticas remuneradas en un refugio de fauna ~

6 de enero de 2020

Prácticas remuneradas en un refugio de fauna

Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge provides an opportunity to build monitoring and management skills by working with a team of skilled field biologists. The work of the general refuge intern will focus on visitor services (60%), with other duties as assigned including wildlife and vegetation monitoring and surveys (20%), habitat management (10%), and general refuge maintenance/operations (10%).

One full-time intern is needed to support visitor services and wildlife/habitat projects on Rachel Carson National Wildlife Refuge. This 12 week position has a negotiable preferred start date of 1 June 2020. Weekly living stipend of $250. Communal, co-ed government housing is available in Wells, Maine.

This position requires a strong interest in visitor services, as well as general wildlife biology and habitat management. Applicants should be able to independently develop and deliver public outreach programs, create outreach materials, and social media posts. Candidates should also be able to conduct wildlife surveys/monitoring, and perform manual removal of invasive plants.

Applicants must be able to work in small groups and independently with minimal supervision, be attentive to details, accurately complete datasheets, and maintain regular communication with senior staff members. This position requires the employee to conduct field work in varied climatic conditions (loose sand/beaches and salt marsh; high temperatures/humidity; biting insects), carry moderate loads (30-50 lbs) over long distances, and use hand tools to pull/dig vegetation. Applicants will be required to work weekends and holidays. Applicant must also possess a valid driver’s license.

To apply submit a single PDF document of the following required documents to Cover letter, resume, and references should be named RCNWRGeneral_LastnameFirstname.pdf
  • Cover letter (not to exceed 2 pages) explaining your qualifications and interest in the position. Cover letter must address your abilities/prior experience:
  • Developing and delivering public outreach programs
  • Working independently and as a member of a team
  • Conducting wildlife/vegetation surveys
  • Keeping detailed, organized field notes and datasheets.
  • Resume documenting your work experience, education, skills, interests, etc.
  • Copy of your college transcripts (unofficial or official)
  • Name and contact information (phone and e-mail) for three references.

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