viernes, 17 de enero de 2014

Alaska Seabird Internships

King Salmon and Puale Bay, Alaska
5 months

Interns will assist biological technician with seabird productivity observations, seabird colony counts, disturbance observations, beach watches, inter tidal monitoring, data entry, and field camp logistics. Primary species: common murre, but also thick-billed murre, 3 species of cormorant, and glaucous-winged gull. Live in extremely remote field camp on the Pacific Coast of the Alaska Peninsula for 14 wks. Schedule: May and early June: training, biological and logistical preparation in King Salmon; mid-June through mid-September: man Puale Bay field camp and conduct projects listed above; mid to late September: compile and summarize data, clean and store field gear in King Salmon. Location offers great scenery & wildlife, but requires working in rainy/windy/buggy conditions.

Send detailed cover letter, resume (include name /contact for 3 references) to Susan Savage, OR AK Pen Nat’l Wildl. Refuge, PO Box 277, King Salmon, AK 99613

College degree or junior/senior standing in wildlife or biology program, ability to observe seabird nest plots for long periods of time in inclement weather, use IBM-PC software, be in excellent physical condition, and be able to get along in a remote, no-amenities field camp. Please do not apply if you cannot arrive on 4 May. Must be able to pass 12-gauge shotgun qualification (bear safety), be knowledgeable about bear safety, IBM-PC software, and be able to daily climb a steep 500’ grassy slope. No Acrophobics! Looking for enthusiastic, outgoing individuals in excellent physical condition willing to work in remote wilderness field camp.