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  • Bake Oven Knob Hawk Count Internship


    Lehigh Gap Nature Center
    • Employer: Lehigh Gap Nature Center
      Location: Slatington, Pennsylvania
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/04/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Type of Position: Wildlife Research Intern – Hawk Migration Monitoring

    Number of Positions:  1

    Dates of Position: August 15 through November 25, 2022

    Compensation: $4,500 stipend, plus mileage reimbursement

    Internship Responsibilities:

    • Conduct the daily hawk count Sundays through Thursdays (weather permitting) at Bake Oven Knob in Lehigh County, PA. Expected daily shift is 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; intern will be notified of any variations to the start and end time throughout the season. NOTE that the intern will need to work on holidays, including Labor Day and Thanksgiving.
    • Record and electronically report raptor migration data.
    • Educate site visitors about raptor migration, identification, and conservation.
    • Write an end-of-season reflection for publication in LGNC’s American Hawkwatcher magazine.
    • Before the internship begins, learn more about the Bake Oven Knob Hawk Count on Hawkcount.org: https://bit.ly/BOK_Hawk_Watch.

    Applicant Qualifications:

    • Intern must be a responsible researcher able to keep organized, detailed records of observations.
    • Raptor identification skills or hawk count experience are desired but not required. Intern must study raptor identification before the internship begins.

    Equipment Needed:

    • Good quality binoculars and raptor identification guides. LGNC can provide these if necessary.
    • The intern will also need their own car to travel to and from the lookout each day (18 miles round trip).
    • Sturdy shoes are recommended.

    Housing:  LGNC will provide housing in our Osprey House headquarters. The Center will provide utilities and wi-fi. There is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, but there are no laundry facilities on site. Learn more about LGNC at https://lgnc.org.

    NOTE: This project can be part of a student’s undergraduate or graduate research work at the discretion of the college/university. The intern may be matriculated and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate.

    How to Apply:  Email résumé and cover letter to: mail@lgnc.org. Include any information pertinent to wildlife research and hawk identification skills. Applications will be accepted between January 6, 2022 and March 4, 2022.

    Questions? Contact Chad Schwartz, Director of Science & Education, at 610-760-8889 or mail@lgnc.org.




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