[CT Birds] Piping Plover Intern Position with stipend and housing

COMINS, Patrick PCOMINS at audubon.org
Thu Mar 22 09:38:02 EDT 2007

Posted on behalf of the McKinney Refuge.  A great way to get your foot in the door in the conservation field.  Please contact Ava Kahn at the Refuge if you are interested or need any additional information:

Patrick Comins, Meriden.  

 United States Department of the Interior FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE	 
	Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge 733 Old Clinton Road Westbrook, CT  06498	
Intern Opportunity at the
Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge

Subject:  Piping Plover Technician Intern Opportunity

Gain experience working on a National Wildlife Refuge!  Help is needed from May to August.  Temporary housing should be available and a stipend of up to $220 per week for meals and miscellaneous expenses.  Contact the Refuge for more detailed information about the program listed below.  

Help is needed with the following program:
Piping Plover Technician:  Help the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the State of Connecticut manage and protect federally threatened piping plovers and state listed least terns breeding from Westbrook to Stratford.   Duties include productivity surveys, nest counts, protecting nests with predator proof exclosures, working with other volunteers dedicated to the welfare of the birds, and preparing the schedule and answering questions of volunteers also surveying plovers.  This is an opportunity to get experience with biological monitoring as well as public outreach on a National Wildlife Refuge and with the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection.  Opportunities may exist to assist with other Refuge projects.

To be considered for this position, send a cover letter of interest, a curriculum vitae or resume with 3 references to Stewart B. McKinney National Wildlife Refuge, 733 Old Clinton Road, Westbrook, CT 06498 or email Ava_Kahn at fws.gov by April 17, 2007.  Position time frame:  May through August (specific start dates negotiable)

Qualifications:  Applicant must be able to work with minimal supervision and in a group, have a valid driver's license, and most importantly, an enthusiastic attitude.  

Physical Demands:  This position may involve night and morning work, occasionally on weekends and holidays, extensive beach walking, and interacting with a variety of people including volunteers, Refuge staff, state employees, and the public.  Applicants must be in good physical condition and able to lift at least 50 pounds.   

Salary/Housing:  Temporary housing will be available if needed.  A stipend of up to $220/week is available.  

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