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Coastal Nesting Birds Internship

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Company/Organization: Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge

Description:

Two full time interns needed to assist with monitoring coastal nesting birds (federally listed piping plover, least tern, black skimmer, and American oystercatcher), salt marsh restoration, and reforestation management at Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, Oceanville, NJ.
Duties include but are not limited to: collecting vegetative, water, and mosquito samples from refuge salt marsh areas, conducting marsh bird surveys; censusing a variety of beach nesting birds, monitoring productivity from laying to fledging, erecting predator exclosures, posting nest areas and newly acquired refuge lands, data entry, report preparation, light maintenance, and educating the public.

Qualifications:

Interns will be working long hours and some weekends and holidays in adverse conditions. Interns must be in good physical condition, possess valid driverís license, able to use kayak, canoe and other small non-motorized boats, have good hearing and eyesight to see and hear cryptic piping plovers, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.
Work vehicle and equipment provided. Previous coastal nesting bird experience, familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.

Hours:

varies

Length/Availability:

summer

Start Date:

5/1/2014

End Date:

February 1, 2014, 8/31/2014



Deadline:
February 1, 2014
Additional Info:
Free, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week.
Tags:
environment    government    research 
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