Seeking one full-time intern (age 18-35) to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the intern will be:
1) tracking, monitoring and recording condor movements, behaviors and interactions;
2) observing and recording feeding behaviors;
3) speaking 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) monitoring breeding behavior and nests;
5) handling animal carcasses used for bait stations;
6) maintenance of equipment and facilities; and
7) other duties as assigned to gain experience with other work groups such as habitat restoration and public education and outreach.
Internship will require: great attention to detail and safe work practices; the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently; an interest in talking with the public; the ability to hike up to 10 miles on steep and rugged terrain carrying 40+ pounds of equipment; a tolerance for summer temperatures that exceed 100 degrees; and a sense of humor and patience. Interns may have opportunities to work with partners, other federal agencies, and other natural resource management projects as needed.
This is a 6 month internship with the possibility of extension. Housing is provided. Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are encouraged to apply. Interns will work 40-hour weeks, including at least one weekend day with some evening work. Position is scheduled to begin in late April 2019.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter (including available start date), resume, and three references to Alacia Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than March 27, 2019. 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.
Highlight any educational or work experience with endangered species or wildlife, radio-telemetry, public speaking, basic maintenance and construction tasks, 4x4 driving on primitive roads, and hunting or ranching operations.
$275/week stipend plus housing in the park. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.