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  • Raptor Research and Education Intern

    • Employer: Braddock Bay Raptor Research
      Location: Rochester, NY
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 02/15/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Braddock Bay Raptor Research (BBRR) is offering one full-time and multiple part-time internships for the spring migration season.  Information about BBRR can be found on our website at https://www.bbrr.org/

    Intern Duties/Opportunities Include:

    Raptor Banding – 
    •    Assist with raptor banding operations, including lure bird care, station set up and maintenance, data collection, photo documentation   
    •    Assist with trapping and banding raptors under the supervision of a licensed bird bander
    •    Assist with raptor banding data entry
    Hawkwatch – 
    •    Assist with the raptor migration count by spotting and identifying raptors in flight
    •    Assist with data entry, both live on-site and at day’s end into the HawkCount database
    •    Learn proper raptor identification and count techniques
    •    Interpretation and education on site for public visitors and organized groups
    Education – 
    •    Lead or assist with programs on site including owl prowls, banding station tours, and organized field trips
    •    Possibility of outreach programming in the community and working with education raptors for this purpose
    •    Assist with Bird of Prey Days programming

    •    mid-March through mid-May; start and end dates flexible. 
    •    Part-time - Minimum of 15-20 hours/week (for local, current students).  Flexible scheduling. 
    •    Full-time - Minimum of 30 hours/week (stipend and housing offered).  Flexible scheduling but must be available some weekday and weekend hours.
    •    For full-time intern only - $200/week.  Housing provided if not already living locally. 
    •    Ability to work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.  Proper outerwear and footwear for cold weather is essential.
    •    Good communication skills and readiness to work with others.  
    •    Must have own transportation.
    •    Optics in the form of binoculars (at least 8x) will be needed.  Spotting scope is helpful as well, but not required.  BBRR may be able to provide if needed
    •    Bird and raptor identification knowledge a plus.  More training will be provided.

    Interested candidates send letter of interest, resume and references to Daena Ford at information@bbrr.org by February 15, 2023.


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