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  • Volunteer Tern Technician

    • Employer: Massachusetts Division of Fisheries & Wildlife
      Location: Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts
      Country: United States
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    VOLUNTEERS/INTERNS (1 -2) 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.

    TO APPLY: Please email Carolyn Mostello (carolyn.mostello@mass.gov) 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.”

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