Organization: American Conservation Experience (www.usaconservation.org) and Conservation Legacy (www.conservationlegacy.org)
Location: Pinnacles National Park, CA
We are seeking two full-time interns (age 21-35 and a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident) to assist with monitoring captive and wild California condors based at Pinnacles National Park. The primary duties of the interns 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 may be provided, but is not guaranteed. Applicants within commuting distance to Pinnacles National Park are highly 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 mid-February 2020.
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 January 21, 2020. 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. We are seeking dependable individuals with enthusiasm and self-initiative.
Stipend: $440/week if housing is not provided, $360/week stipend if housing is provided. An AmeriCorps educational award may also be available.
Apply By: January 21, 2020