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Current Internship Recruitment

Current Announcements:
Wildlife Biology Internship - starting April 7, 2014
Environmental Interpretation Internship - starting May 16, 2014


Position Title: Wildlife Biology Internship

Number of Positions: 1

Salary: $195 per week stipend

Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland

Dates of employment:   Runs April 7, 2014 – August 22, 2014

Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience collecting biological data in the field preferred. Bachelorís degree (or pursuing) in wildlife management, natural resources, or related field, and field work experience are desired. Although a work vehicle will be provided for official duties, applicants must have a personal vehicle and a valid driverís license.

Duties: Intern works closely with a team of biologists to assist with waterbird surveys, wood duck and other avian production monitoring programs. Hens and young may be banded. Intern will also assist biologists with impoundment maintenance and invasive plant species control on the refuge. Other responsibilities include data entry and analysis. Intern will have opportunities to participate in other Refuge surveys, including frog calling, woodcock and whippoorwill, and vegetation surveys. Must interact effectively with staff and volunteers to assure quality data is collected. On rare occasions, intern may be required to assist with various visitor services at the Visitor Contact Station. Dormitory housing may be an option, if needed. Work schedule will be during standard business hours, 40 hours per week, and may include an alternating schedule between Sunday-Thursday and Monday-Friday with federal holidays off.

How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and 3 references with phone numbers or e-mail addresses to e-mail address below.

Closing Date: Applications must be received by March 10, 2014

Contact Person:

Christopher Wicker
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge
12100 Beech Forest Road
Laurel, MD 20708-4036
Email: Christopher_Wicker@fws.gov

 


Position Title: Environmental Interpretation Internships

Number of Positions: 2

Salary: $195 per week stipend with dormitory housing available

Location: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Patuxent Research Refuge, Laurel, Maryland

Dates of employment: May 16, 2014 - August 18, 2014

Qualifications: Must have well-developed communication skills and leadership ability; be able to work independently and as part of a team; experience working with children and adults preferred. Bachelor’s degree (or pursuing) in education, natural resources, or related field desired.  Driver’s license necessary.  Internship is 40 hrs/wk.

Duties: Provide quality educational experiences for all visitors to the National Wildlife Visitor Center and Patuxent Research Refuge through developing and conducting interpretive and educational programs for all ages, leading interpretive tram tours focusing on wildlife management and research, working with Scout groups, and assisting with all operations of a visitor center. Work schedule will include weekends (two days off during week), and some holidays.

How to Apply: Send letter of interest, resume, and list of 3 references with phone numbers.

Closing Date: Received by March 29, 2014.

Contact Person:

Amy Shoop
Patuxent Research Refuge
10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop
Laurel, MD 20708-4027
Email: Amy_Shoop@fws.gov


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