Migration Field Intern

internship - part time, unpaid

National Audubon Society
Greenwich, CT
Closed
Posted 35 Days ago
National Audubon Society
Greenwich, CT
internship - part time, unpaid
Posted 35 Days ago
Closed

Description

Hawk Migration Field Intern Job Locations US-CT-Greenwich Type Seasonal, Part-Time Job Category Science ID 2019-4104 City Greenwich State/Province CT Overview Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubons mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action. By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive. And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level. What defines Audubons unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Position Summary The Hawk Migration Internship is a three-month position during which the intern will learn how to spot and identify various raptor species in flight and gain experience carrying out migrating hawk species surveys on the Audubon Center in Greenwichs site. This position will provide the intern with important field work skills and experience. The intern will also be responsible for recording data and educating the general public. This internship offers a unique opportunity to learn about and participate in a joint citizen science project and fundraising event at a non-profit organization. The intern will gain valuable experience working within an established conservation organization in exchange for college credit. Essential Functions Spot and identify various raptor species in flight that are migrating along the Atlantic Flyway, sometimes from a great distance Carry out migrating hawk species surveys Assist the Hawk Watcher in the field by recording data and educating the general public Attend the Fall Festival and Hawk Watch event in September and assist where needed Complete an Internship Project and present your work to the Audubon Center in Greenwich community by writing a scientific paper or by giving a presentation Qualifications and Experience Strong desire to gain field research experience Passionate about wildlife conservation and eager to learn Able to spot birds in flight from a great distance Highly motivated and hardworking Must be willing to work in unfavorable weather conditions Applicants must be at least a freshman in college with a 3.0/B average or higher Must be studying towards a degree in zoology, ornithology, biology, environmental studies, or a related field Must be available at least two days (7-10 hours) per week between Monday-Friday. Must be flexible with their schedule and available at short notice on pre-determined days.

Skills

fundraising, writing, microsoft word, event management, grassroots development, field research, environmental studies, spanish, social research, political sociology, political philosophy, political science, social policy, social anthropology, research writing

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