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Environment for the Americas (EFTA) invites you to apply for the America’s Great Outdoors – Celebrate Birds/Celebra las Aves internship program. EFTA created Celebrate Birds/Celebra las Aves to engage the next generation of Latino conservation stewards. The program is designed to encourage Latino youth to explore careers in natural resource management, environmental conservation, and scientific research. Interns work side-by-side with managers, educators, and biologists, gaining invaluable experience and mentoring, at sites chosen for their importance to migratory shorebirds and waterfowl in California, Oregon, Colorado, and Alaska.
These internships will require working 32-40 hours/week and will last from five to seven months, beginning in late February/early March with a weeklong training. Interns will serve as role models, increase awareness of conservation issues and careers in conservation, and engage in field research, data collection, public outreach, and environmental education. Expenses for transportation to the training and the work sites will be paid, and interns will receive free housing and a stipend of $1,200/month for full-time work for cost of living expenses.
Candidates must be of Latino/Hispanic/Chicano descent, between the ages of 18-35 at the start of the internship, a U.S. citizen or legal resident, and in college (undergraduate or graduate) or a recent graduate. Candidates should have a strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird conservation and/or willingness to learn, and should be social media savvy. Enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is encouraged, and bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are helpful and preferred.
Applications must be submitted by December 4, 2017 at www.avesblog.com/apply. To learn more about the internship site locations and position responsibilities, please choose “sites” from the menu bar. Top candidates will be selected for interviews and will receive additional details about specific assignments. Placement decisions and assignments will generally be made during the month of January.
Any questions should be directed to Isabel at firstname.lastname@example.org.