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  1. Job Description: Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining small watercraft and associated vehicles, and educating the public. Responsibilities may vary due to the strengths of individuals. Details: Internships will begin on May 20th and continue until the middle of August (8/16). The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start time. Days off may not be consecutive. Staff will live in the research station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat/AC or running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Training will be provided including the DOI’s Motorboat Operator Certification Course. A small living allowance of $190.00/week will be provided. Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary – banding experience with seabirds will give preference. Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent, easy-going, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are preferred. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) by March 15th, 2019 via email to: Kristina_Vagos@fws.gov. In the subject line, please enter “Falkner Intern” and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail.
  2. The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is seeking enthusiastic individual to spend their summer along beautiful coast of Connecticut while gaining valuable, well-rounded experience working with shorebird conservation. This person will help monitor piping plover, least tern, American oystercatcher, and other shorebirds on the Refuge and may assist on state and private lands. The person will also act as the Island Keeper for the Refuge’s Menunketesuck Island. Duties include nest searching, monitoring nesting areas, talking with/educating the public, assisting with fencing/signage/exclosures, reporting on nest/chick productivity, entering data in various ways, conducting an inventory & monitoring survey to identify Refuge shorebird predators, and managing trail cameras for this study. The shorebird intern will also contact our island keepers and get regular updates on any shorebirds they have observed on the islands. Additionally, this intern may be required to visit the islands to survey/monitor which may include an overnight stay on the island in rustic housing. The shorebird intern will work in teams (with Refuge staff, State employees, and non-profit affiliates) and independently. The incumbent will need to drive a Refuge vehicle to and from monitoring sites (including large trucks), work in inclement weather conditions such as high muggy heat, be physically fit enough to walk miles on beaches in the sun and carry fence/sign posts. May also be required to monitor other species e.g. wading birds, diamondback terrapins, and rare plants and conduct management activities such as invasive plant control, maintaining fence and signage, etc. Incumbent will receive 80 hours of training in motor boat operations, first aid, visitor services, biological operations, safety and maintenance procedure. Qualifications: Previous experience with shorebird monitoring, fieldwork, data collection, and wildlife identification is preferred. Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to work in all kinds of weather and over different types of terrain. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent and flexible, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U. S. driver’s license. Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 professional references (must include email and phone number) by February 15, 2019 via email to: Kristina_Vagos@fws.gov. In the subject line, please enter “Shorebird Intern” and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and possible job offers will be made before February 15. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Salary: A small living allowance of $190.00/week and shared housing (if needed) will be provided. Time Frame: The position will be 13 weeks. Standard start date is May 20, 2019; however, applicants who can start earlier on May 6th or 13th will be given preference. The end date is August 16th. If the intern starts earlier, the end date will be earlier.
  3. Job Description: The Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge is seeking enthusiastic individuals to spend their summer on Falkner Island off the shore of beautiful coastal Connecticut while gaining valuable, well-rounded experience working in a tern colony. Duties include but are not limited to: monitoring productivity of roseate and common tern, banding tern chicks, finding nests in rocky areas, re-sighting fledglings and adults from field blinds, keeping accurate, organized, and detailed data/field notes, doing light maintenance, participating in non-lethal predator management, operating/maintaining watercraft and associated vehicles, maintenance activities and educating the public. Details: Internships will begin on May 20th and continue until the middle of August (8/16). The position involves working long hours, nights, weekends, and holidays. Schedules will be around 40 hours per week, but will vary frequently in the length of day and start time (on rare occasions days off may not be consecutive). Staff will live in the research station on the island with other refuge staff for most of the field season. There is no heat/AC or running water in the station, but there is solar electricity. Interns will have free dormitory style housing at Refuge headquarters in Westbrook, CT on their days off. Incumbent will receive 80 hours of training in motor boat operations, first aid, visitor services, biological operations, safety and maintenance procedure. Qualifications: Previous bird banding experience is necessary – banding experience with seabirds will give preference. Applicants must have the ability to perform the physical duties of the position including being able to walk on uneven, rocky embankments with field equipment in all kinds of weather and work in areas with poison ivy. Applicants must be able to work with minimal supervision, be very independent, flexible, be able to work with the public of all ages in a professional manner, and possess a valid U.S. driver’s license. Intern will need to drive personal vehicle to and from dock. Additional experience with beach nesting birds, field work in a field camp setting, boating, data collection, bird identification, waterfowl hunting, and an academic background in wildlife biology, zoology, environmental science or a related field are preferred. To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for at least 3 references (must include email and phone number) by February 15th, 2019 via email to: Kristina_Vagos@fws.gov. In the subject line, please enter “Falkner Intern” and the first letter of your first name followed by your full last name. All application material should be titled similarly. Please do not send applications by mail. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and possible job offers will be made before February 15. Please submit your application as soon as possible. Salary: A small living allowance of $190.00/week and shared housing (if needed) will be provided.
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