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    • Employer: University of Arizona
      Location: Western Montana (Missoula)
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 01/20/2023
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    INTERN: VOLUNTEER FIELD ASSISTANT POSITIONS (2): Gain invaluable avian banding skills while working in beautiful western Montana. Work on an ongoing long-term study of the evolutionary ecology of western and mountain bluebird populations. Gain experience in many avian field techniques (e.g. banding, DNA sampling, morphological measurements, behavioral observations, etc) while living in the midst of the Rocky Mountains. Must be comfortable working alone and be physically fit (capable of carrying a moderately heavy backpack during daily 5+ miles of mountain hiking). Expect to work long days, with early morning starts, six days a week. Prior experience working with birds not required, but prior field work experience is highly desirable. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for learning and strong work ethic a must. One position starts ~April 15th and the other position (suitable for current undergraduates) start in early May. Both positions continue through July, with a possibility of extending into August. Lodging and meal stipend will be provided. Must have reliable vehicle for commuting to field sites. E-mail a cover letter, resume/CV, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references to Dr. Renee Duckworth, rad3@email.arizona.edu. Application review will begin January 20th and will continue until positions are filled. Please see Dr. Duckworth’s web page www.u.arizona.edu/~rad3 for more information about the project.

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