In addition to our previous announcement for a Science Writer, the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida Fort Lauderdale Research and Education Center is seeking an enthusiastic individual to assist with projects related to research and monitoring of native and invasive reptiles in South Florida. Intern will be expected to work 40 hours a week, including some nights, for a period of three months.
Intern will work with scientists and managers from the University of Florida as well as state and federal agencies. Primary duties include radio telemetry, live trapping, and camera trapping for Argentine Black & White Tegus, as well as herpetofaunal surveys (75%), and necropsy of select specimens (25%). This opportunity will provide necessary training and exposure to arduous conditions of southern Florida and hands-on experience with native and invasive exotic reptiles. Additional duties include data entry and other tasks as assigned. Depending on availability, intern may have occasional opportunities to participate in other research projects.
– Possess or pursuing degree in ecology, biology, wildlife,
environmental science, or related field
– Maintain work quality and positive attitude in challenging, muddy,
rocky, remote settings in hot and humid weather with biting insects,
alligators, and venomous snakes
– Experience regularly hiking long distances in heat
– Excellent communication skills and accurate data recording are
– Ability to work independently and with others in a fast-paced
– Possession or ability to obtain a valid Florida driver’s license
– Experience navigating off-trail with aid of GPS and compass
– Working knowledge of South Florida ecosystems and wildlife, experience
operating vehicles with 4WD and manual transmissions, and first aid/CPR
training is helpful but not required
*Start date:* As soon as ideal candidate is identified and available.
*To apply:* Please send letter of interest and resume or CV by email to Mike Rochford at firstname.lastname@example.org and use subject heading =E2=80=9CBiological Intern=E2=80=9D
*More information: *http://crocdoc.ifas.ufl.edu/