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  • Common Loon Field Internships (8 positions)

    • Employer: Chapman University
      Location: Wisconsin or Minnesota
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/28/2022
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    The Loon Project/National Loon Center requires 8 field research interns to assist in a long-term investigation of territorial behavior, breeding ecology, and conservation of two study populations of common loons in: 1) Oneida County, Wisconsin, or 2) Crow Wing County, Minnesota. Applicants should be available for all or most of period 15 May – 10 August 2022 and must be up to date on vaccinations and booster shots, per CDC guidelines. Responsibilities will include identification of marked loons from colored leg bands, observation of territorial and nesting behavior, recording and playback of loon calls, measurement of individual tameness with laser rangefinders, constructive interaction with lake-dwelling humans, and nocturnal capture and marking of adult loons and chicks. Successful applicants must have own car, be physically fit and able to swim well, be able to live and work with others or alone, have a love of outdoor conditions (including wind, rain, and insects), and a strong work ethic. Experience with bird identification, canoes, and motorboats helpful but not essential. Housing and stipend of $1500 per month provided. E-mail resume and list of 3+ references as soon as possible to: wpiper@chapman.edu. (Please type “Loon Internship: [surname]” into subject line of e-mail.) For more info, see web page at: https://loonproject.org/. (PI contact info: Dr. Walter Piper, Chapman University, Orange, CA, 92866).

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