Type of Position: Wildlife Research Intern – Hawk Migration Monitoring
Number of Positions: 1
Dates of Position: August 15 through November 29, 2020
Qualifications: Intern must be a competent, responsible researcher able to keep organized, detailed records of observations. Hawk identification skills or hawk count experience is desired but not necessary. Intern must learn hawk ID before project begins. Computer skills required.
Equipment Needed: Good quality binoculars and hawk ID guides. Lehigh Gap Nature Center (LGNC) can provide these if necessary. The intern will need his or her own car to travel to the lookout each day.
Responsibilities: Conduct daily hawk count up to 6 days per week (weather permitting) at Bake Oven Knob in Lehigh County, PA (about 20 miles northeast of Allentown). Record, report, and analyze data; help publish results. Interact with visitors to the site and educate them about hawk migration, identification, and conservation. NOTE that the intern will need to work on holidays, including Thanksgiving and Labor Day. Optional: complete a research paper to be published in American Hawkwatcher.
Compensation: $750-900 per month stipend (depending on experience), plus housing and internet access.
Housing: LGNC will provide housing in our Osprey House headquarters. The Center will provide utilities/wi-fi. There is a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom, but there are no laundry facilities on site. Learn more about LGNC at http://lgnc.org.
NOTE: This project can be part of a student’s undergraduate or graduate research work at the discretion of the college/university. The intern may be matriculated and earning credits, on a leave of absence, or post-graduate.
How to Apply: Email résumé and cover letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org (Word or PDF). Include any information pertinent to wildlife research and hawk identification skills. Also include a writing sample, preferably a research paper. Applications being accepted any time after January 3, 2020. Application deadline: March 1, 2020.
Questions? Contact Chad Schwartz, Director of Science & Education, at 610-760-8889 or email email@example.com.