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  • Siuslaw National Forest Conservation Education Intern

    Guest Stephanie Loredo
    • Employer: Environment for the Americas
      Location: Central Coast Ranger District, OR
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: 03/01/2023
      Open Until Filled: No

    Start Date: April–September 2023 (22 weeks)

    Compensation: $600per week (fulltime), Housing provided

    Application Due: March 1, 2023

    Our internship programs seek to engage ethnically and racially diverse young professionals in natural resource careers.

    Must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident.

    All interns must be fully vaccinated for covid-19 prior to the start of their internship.

    Please Apply HERE

    Project description:

    We’re looking for an enthusiastic intern to engage visitors and communities in the conservation of threatened species. This position will focus on cultivating stewardship of coastal seabirds and shorebirds within Oregon by increasing the public’s understanding of their role in sensitive seabird and shorebird conservation at US Forest sites, Oregon State Parks, and other locations. The intern will work closely with wildlife specialists and collaborate with a network of professionals and community partners in Oregon’s Central Coast. Prior knowledge of bird conservation is not necessary, but a willingness to learn is required.  The successful applicant will have an enthusiasm for interacting with people of all ages. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and environmental education.

    Project Goals include:

    Removing anthropogenic food sources that attract wildlife

    Encouraging the public to reduce litter

    Reaching out to underrepresented communities to engage in educational programs

    Increasing public awareness of ocean and forage fish conservation

    Duties: The intern will receive training on the resources, species, and habitats of the Siuslaw National Forest and Oregon Coast. Other activities will include:

    Researching, developing, and delivering formal presentations

    Assisting staff in ongoing projects

    Participating in outreach at community events

    Organizing and leading citizen science project

    And much more!

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