VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS (2-3) are needed in May – July to help the Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife restore endangered terns to Bird, Ram, and Penikese Islands in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts. These islands support nearly half the North American population of the federally endangered Roseate Tern; active management to protect the population is critical to recovery. Activities include censusing of Common, Roseate, and Arctic Terns; monitoring tern growth and productivity; trapping and banding adults and chicks; participating in studies of terns carrying PIT-tags; reading bands on adults through spotting scopes; monitoring productivity of American Oystercatchers; discouragement, control, censusing, and monitoring productivity of Herring and Great Black-backed Gulls; habitat management; maintaining field notebooks; and data management.
Candidates should be self-motivated, mature, have a strong work ethic, pay close attention to detail, be able to live and work cooperatively with others, and be in good physical condition. Housing is provided. Candidates with boating and bird banding skills are especially needed. 3/27/20 UPDATE: DUE TO COVID-19, WE WILL BE UNABLE TO OFFER HOUSING. CANDIDATES MUST BE ABLE TO COMMUTE TO THE BUZZARDS BAY AREA.
TO APPLY: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Please email Carolyn Mostello (email@example.com) and include:
(1) a cover letter,
(2) a resume detailing your education, experience (paid or volunteer), and any special skills, and
(3) names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references.
For additional information, visit https://www.mass.gov/service-details/nhesp-jobs-opportunities and click on “Buzzards Bay Tern Restoration Project Internship.”
Edited by cmostello