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  • Avian Ecology Intern

    Guest Katy Lewis
    • Employer: Tin Mountain Conservation Center
      Location: Albany, New Hampshire
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/20/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a non-profit environmental education and conservation  research organization in New Hampshire that promotes an appreciation of the natural environment among children, adults, and families through hands on programs in the schools, at camps, and in the community to demonstrate responsible stewardship of natural resources through land protection, research, and sustainable forestry, agriculture, and energy.


    We are seeking one Avian Ecology Intern for the summer 2023 field season from early May through August, with the possibility of extension. The Avian Ecology Intern will contribute to Tin Mountain’s 10+ years of avian and forest ecology research.  Tin Mountain’s avian research program began in 2008 with surveys conducted to determine the long-term impact of sustainable forestry methods on avian communities. Since its inception, Tin Mountain has expanded its research program to include breeding season bird banding, a winter bird ecology component, and increased the number and scope of point count surveys. Internship duties will include:  conducting weekly avian point count surveys on properties we steward and on other conserved private land in the area, assisting with songbird banding activities and MAPS station operation, re-sighting previously color-banded species, and collecting associated forest habitat data.


    The intern will work with volunteers and staff to collect, organize, and analyze data and report results.

    More information about our research program can be found here: https://www.tinmountain.org/program-descriptions/research-monitoring/


    The avian ecology internship will begin in early-May and run to late-August. Extending the position to a full year is a possibility pending funding and satisfactory job performance.

    Compensation is $1,000/month. Shared housing is provided.


    Interns must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all staff and interns. 


    Tin Mountain strives to provide a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment in which to learn about and explore the natural world.  Our doors and our lands are open and available to everyone who wants to participate.   Tin Mountain Conservation Center staff, board of trustees, and members are united in our passion for environmental conservation, education, and research as well as our mutual trust and respect for each other and the world in which we live. 

    Qualified applicants will have:

    An interest in avian ecology and forest management

    Experience identifying northern New England bird species by sight and sound

    A familiarity with or willingness to learn proper mist-netting and banding techniques

    Data collection, organization, and management skills

    Ability to work well in groups as well as independently in the field

    Ability to work in challenging field conditions including hot summer weather, insects, and early mornings

    Ability to navigate and hike through rough forested terrain

    A willingness to contribute to reports and pursue independent research projects

    Experience with GPS and mapping software such as ArcMap preferred but not required



    Interested applicants should email a resume with three references and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Katy Lewis: klewis@tinmountain.org

    Application Deadline: February 20, 2023



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