Subject: Insect Conservation Internship – two positions: Captive Rearing and Reintroduction for the Endangered Puritan Tiger Beetle.
The Silvio Conte O. National Wildlife Refuge, and the American Conservation Experience (ACE) have two laboratory technician opportunities – which are integral to a conservation program for the Puritan tiger beetle (PTB). This species is federally threatened and state endangered throughout the Connecticut River, and is being conserved through a complimentary program of habitat management and laboratory rearing for reintroduction. For background on this project please see:
These positions perform all day-to-day project activities, which focus on invertebrate husbandry (extensive contact with PTB), applied research techniques including data recording and analyses, as well as periodic field work for habitat-quality assessment (including invertebrate monitoring techniques & biodiversity analyses). For these tasks, interns also work cooperatively with other staff from: the Silvio O. Conte National Wildlife Refuge (NWR); the Massachusetts Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP), Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP), Vermont Department of Fish & Wildlife, and other related agencies.
This position is advertised, and recruited via ACE – here:
Please apply using the above link. Applications are currently being accepted, and actively reviewed.
Start Date: April 1, 2018
End Date: October 27, 2018 (30 weeks from start date)
* A 30 week commitment is required *
Location: Silvio Conte O. National Wildlife Refuge | Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and
Compensation: Housing is provided on site (Hadley, MA) with a stipend of $220/week, paid bi-weekly.