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  • HWI American Kestrel Conservation Intern

    • Employer: HawkWatch International
      Location: Salt Lake City, UT
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    American Kestrel Studies Internship Opportunity

    HawkWatch International is seeking 2 volunteer interns to assist with multiple facets of its American Kestrel Studies in Northern Utah.  The internship will run from 14 March through July and comes with a $600/week stipend.  Current undergraduate students or recent graduates from a biology, wildlife, or natural resources program qualify for this internship.  Interns will work 5-6 days per week, with some weekend work.

    Specific learning/training opportunities include:

    • Assisting HWI staff, graduate student, and community scientists with nest box maintenance and /or installation and the monitoring of American Kestrel, Western Screech-owl, Northern Saw-whet Owl, and other cavity-nesting species nests
    • Using high-end spotting scope during efforts to resight colorbanded American Kestrels as part of a long-term movement and survival study
    • Installation, upkeep, and retrieval of data from game cameras set to document prey deliveries to nests
    • Assisting with capture and banding (including colorbanding) of nestling and adult American Kestrels, using both hand-capture and bal chatri traps.
    • Assisting with collection of feather and blood, samples as part of genetic and contaminant studies
    • Exposure to research and outreach efforts at conservation non-profit organizations
    • Exposure to working with and coordination of a large group of volunteer community scientists
    • Data entry, quality assurance/control, equipment care, and curation of field samples


    See the position description for more details.  Interested parties should fill out this application.  Review of applications ongoing, apply by Jan 8  for top consideration, open until filled.

    Questions? Contact Dave Oleyar and Jesse Watson (kestrels@hawkwatch.org). 

    HWI AMKE Intern Position Description.pdf

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