Salt Marsh Internships, RI

From: Ecological Society of America: grants, jobs, news [mailto:ECOLOG-L@listserv.umd.edu] On Behalf Of Ryan Kleinert Sent: Tuesday, December 17, 2013 2:02 PM

SALT MARSH INTERNSHIP

New England salt marshes provide critical habitat for a number of plant and animal species, many of high conservation value. Interns will assist the Rhode Island National Wildlife Refuge Complex in monitoring salt-marsh breeding birds and overall salt-marsh ecological integrity.
Responsibilities include marsh bird surveys, Saltmarsh Sparrow mist-netting and banding, nest searching and monitoring, as well as nekton and vegetation surveys. Experience with mist-netting songbirds, kayaking, eastern songbird identification and ornithology preferred. Applicants must possess the ability to work outdoors in all types of weather conditions, especially heat and humidity; to endure biting insects; to work well with others; and be in good physical shape and able to hike over uneven terrain while carrying equipment. Applicants also must possess a valid driver’s license and be willing to assist with other refuge projects such as invasive plant eradication and Piping Plover monitoring.

Two positions available from May 12 to August 15. Compensation $215/wk
plus possible housing. Send letter of interest, resume and contact information for 3 references to Rhonda Smith, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, RI
02813 OR email materials to Rhonda_Smith@fws.gov. Application deadline is February 1.

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