The University of Alaska Anchorage and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game are recruiting an intern to help with a study of Lesser Yellowlegs migration, survival, and genetics in Anchorage, Alaska. The intern must commit a minimum of 4 weeks between 15 May and 20 June, 2019. Duties include capturing and tagging birds, finding and monitoring nests, re-sighting leg bands, and surveying wetlands. Applicants must have the ability to remain cheerful and focused while enduring long days of strenuous physical activity and adverse weather conditions (rain, heat, mosquitoes, etc.). Previous field work experience is preferred but not required. Housing and a stipend of $1000 will be provided. Please submit a cover letter indicating how you meet the qualifications outlined below along with your resume and contact information for 3 references to Katie Christie at the Alaska Department of Fish and Game and Audrey Taylor at the University of Alaska Anchorage, firstname.lastname@example.org before 15 February, 2019. Please specify "Internship" in the subject line of your email.
A strong interest in avian ecology.
Ability to navigate using compass and GPS.
Ability to take detailed notes and meticulously fill out data sheets.
Ability to work long, irregular hours, including weekends.
Ability to hike over uneven ground carrying heavy loads.
A valid driver’s license.
Willingness to work in adverse weather conditions.
Comfortable working and living closely with others.