Background: The George Miksch Sutton Avian Research Center (Sutton Center) was founded in 1983 with the mission of finding cooperative conservation solutions for birds and the natural world through science and education. The Sutton Center is a nonprofit organization located near Bartlesville, Oklahoma and has become a leader in avian research and conservation through its success in conservation-oriented, ecological field research on declining grassland birds, development of techniques for the reintroduction and monitoring of southern bald eagles, management of successful captive breeding of endangered species and bird surveying across the world.
One of Sutton Center’s projects is focused on the breeding and release of the endangered Attwater’s prairie-chicken. Time is divided between managing our captive flock, incubating eggs, raising chicks, constructing bird enclosures, and maintaining the facilities. Aviculture interns will be required to assist staff in all day to day responsibilities for a three to six month commitment. For more information please visit www.suttoncenter.org.
Internship Description: Daily husbandry include feeding birds and cleaning enclosures, assisting aviculturists in practicing new breeding techniques, maintaining animal records, collecting and processing eggs, monitoring incubators, raising chicks, constructing net cages, property upkeep, and additional tasks as assigned. The Sutton Avian Research Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and encourages diversity in the workplace.
Qualifications: Applicants must have completed two years of college or equivalent practical experience; must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions; must have ability to lift over 50lbs and work in inclement weather conditions around ticks, chiggers and mosquitos; must be able to work independently as well as in group settings; must be capable of working long hours in a fast-paced environment. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain a good driving record. Prior bird experience is a plus but not required.
$700 per month with on-site housing/$900 per month without housing
How to Apply
Please email cover letter, resume and three references: