viernes, 16 de marzo de 2012


PRBO Conservation Science (founded as Point Reyes Bird Observatory in 1965), a non-profit ecological research organization based in Petaluma, California seeks intern for seabird monitoring projects in central and southern California. PRBO has partnered with the Bureau of Land Management and California's MPA Monitoring Enterprise to monitor seabird populations along the central and southern California coast. Over the next 3-5 years, PRBO will collect baseline data on annual population size, breeding success, diet and foraging distribution and rates of human disturbance at serveral sites. The data will be used to guide the adaptive management of the Seabird Protection Network and California's Marine Life Protection Act Initiative.

Hours: Full-time, seasonal, no benefits

Position Duration: 1 April through 31 July, 2012, with potential for annual reappointment.

Duties / Description: Interns will spend most of their time training in the field. Interns will aid field technicians in collecting data on seabird population and breeding dynamics, diet and foraging habits, and roosting ecology. Interns will also be trained on data entry and data quality control.

Qualifications / Requirements: Candidate must have or be within one year of completing a B.S. in biology or other related field and be able to work in a group setting and tough environmental conditions. Candidates with an interest in marine biology or oceanography are encouraged to apply.

To apply: Email resume, cover letter, and 3-5 references with phone numbers to Dan Robinette at