The Plumas Audubon Society is accepting applications for wildlife conservation internships available May-September 2017. Interns have the opportunity to help with Plumas Audubon’s diverse wildlife monitoring, forest health, conservation and education programs. Two interns are needed to monitor Clark’s and Western Grebes on four lakes in Plumas and Lassen Counties, to set-up and maintain bat monitoring stations, and to conduct night-time Flammulated Owl surveys, daytime nest searching, and capturing and banding owls. The positions extend from June 1 through August 20. Field work includes long hours during the night and/or day kayaking, hiking long distances, navigating with GPS, compass and maps, and observing wildlife in a variety of weather conditions including cold nights and hot days in variable terrain and environments. Interns need to be physically able to handle these conditions and need to have a positive attitude and willingness to learn diverse field techniques.
Interns will camp as a team in a designated areas. Applicants need to have camping and hiking gear, transportation to get to Quincy and camping locations, and health insurance. Transportation will be provided for field work. Compensation includes a $750/month volunteer stipend. Applicants need to be college students (recent graduates will also be considered). Preference will be given to college students whom have completed at least two years in a biology/natural resource program and are interested and motivated to become wildlife biologists or natural resource professionals. Application forms are available at www.plumasaudubon.org/internships.html. Please follow the instructions on the application form. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and interns will be selected by March 15.
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