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  • California Condor Field Crew Internship at Pinnacles National Park

    Guest Alacia Welch
    • Employer: Conservation Legacy
      Location: Pinnacles National Park
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 08/22/2022
      Open Until Filled: No

    Position Description:

    Seeking one full-time intern (age 18-30) to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. This is a 23-week internship and housing is provided. Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in September 2022.


    The primary duties of the intern will be:

    1) Track, monitor and record condor movements, behaviors, and interactions in captivity and in the wild.

    2) Observe and document condors on video recordings and photos from cameras at high-use areas.

    3) Speak with the public and local community members about a high-profile endangered species which is reliant on public and private lands and hunting and ranching operations for its recovery.

    4) Monitor breeding behavior and nests.

    5) Hike up to 10 miles per day on steep and rugged terrain carrying up to 40 pounds of equipment/supplies.

    6) Handle animal carcasses used for bait stations.

    7) Maintain equipment and facilities.

    8) Follow safety protocols and general practices.

    9) Other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public outreach and education.


    Minimum Requirements:

    ·         Valid driver’s license and clear driving record with three years driving experience

    ·         18-30 years old. Because this position is eligible for the Public Land Corps Hiring Authority upon successful completion, any selected participant must be between the ages of 18-30, or up to 35 if a veteran.

    ·         Must be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

    ·         Must not have been convicted of a felony or be a registered sex offender and must submit to a background screening


    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·         Educational or work experience with endangered species or wildlife management

    ·         Experience with radio-telemetry

    ·         Close attention to detail and clear note-taking ability

    ·         Experience with hunting or ranching operations

    ·         An interest in talking with the public

    ·         Ability to work as part of a team and independently

    ·         High degree of patience and sense of humor



    Living allowance of $360/week (pre-tax) with housing provided. Eligible for an AmeriCorps educational award of $2,417 (pre-tax) upon successful completion of program.


    Apply By: August 22, 2022


    Interested applicants should send a cover letter (including available start date), resume, and three references to Alacia Welch at alacia_welch@nps.gov no later than August 22. Please write “Internship Application” in the subject line of your email and send all application components as a single attachment using the following file naming format: First name_Last name_Internship_Application



    Alacia Welch
    E-mail:  alacia_welch@nps.gov (Preferred)
    Phone: 831-389-4486 x4255

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