USFS Chugach National Forest, Wildlife Research Assistant
Travel to one of the most magnificent locations for Western Sandpiper migration and assist with and coordinate spring surveys of this amazing traveler. In April and May, work will focus on these surveys and on helping organize the Cordova Shorebird Festival. The intern will also work on other migratory/nesting bird projects, such as Dusky Goose nest sites, as well as citizen science and public outreach.The intern will create and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations as needed, work onsite with educators as part of local environmental education and interpretative programs. Prior survey experience is not required, but a willingness to learn and an enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is necessary. You will receive all necessary professional training and will gain real-life job experience working alongside our wildlife staff and environmental education specialists. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and environmental education.
USFS Chugach National Forest, Cordova, Alaska
Length of Internship:
● Age 18 to 35, and in college (undergraduate or graduate) or recent graduate.
● US citizen or legal resident.
● A strong interest – or relevant experience – in bird conservation and/or willingness to learn is required. Enthusiasm for interacting with the public and children is encouraged.
● Bilingual skills (Spanish/English) are helpful and preferred.
● Be social media savvy
Monthly stipend of $1200. Lodging and travel expenses provided