Bat Ecology Summer Internship

Field assistance from 2-3 Interns is needed to assist MS student’s research studying the roosting ecology and occupancy of three species of bats (tricolored, Northern long-eared, and little brown) in the Missouri Ozarks.  Responsibilities include assisting MS student in mist-net procedures to capture and radio-tag bats, use radio-telemetry to locate diurnal roosts, conduct emergence counts, and acoustic surveys.  Additional responsibilities include performing vegetation surveys around acoustic and roost sites. Research will be conducted within public land in southeastern Missouri.  All work and living conditions are remote.  Field sites are typically an hour from the housing area.  Some locations require camping on site (some camping equipment will be provided).  Transportation for field work is provided.

Applicants with rabies vaccinations are strongly encouraged to apply.  Partial rabies vaccination fees ($500) will be provided to one student with either a high GPA or extensive field experience. Free summer housing is provided in the beautiful Missouri Ozarks.

Duration of the internships will run from 5/18/2019 to 8/10/2019 with some flexibility.

To apply, send a single PDF file including a cover letter, resume, rabies titer/shot record, and contact information for 3 professional or academic references to Amy Hammesfahr at  Please include “PSU Bat Positions” in subject line. Applications are due by March 5.  Applications will be reviewed as received.

Please direct any questions to Amy Hammesfahr (

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