We are looking for self-motivated, hard-working individuals to participate in our internship program. There are two internship opportunities available: 1. Seabird Restoration Intern2. Seabird Research Intern
Our Seabird Restoration Interns will be based with our Seabird Translocation team at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge and assist in the daily activities of the care of translocated seabirds. Our Research Intern will assist our Senior Conservation Scientist in research that will inform global seabird restoration activities.
Please read below for additional information about each internship, including responsibilities and requirements. Following this is an area to select which internship(s) you are interested in applying for, take a brief survey, and upload your resume, cover letter and two professional references. Please make sure to discuss your qualifications in your cover letter and resume as it relates to the job description, duties, and requirements stated below. If you are interested in both internships, please let us know, as well as which one is your preference.
For more information about Pacific Rim Conservation and our conservation work visit us at www.pacificrimconservation.org or www.islandarks.org
Essential Responsibilities:You will be based with our Seabird Translocation team for the majority of your internship. Your responsibilities will include (but are not limited to):• Diet Preparation• Daily and weekly cleaning tasks• Field maintenance • Animal Observations• Data Collection• Assisting with the creating of the Seabird Restoration Database
Requirements:• Must have a great attitude, be willing to work hard and be an asset to our small team• Must be a self-starter and be self motivated• Must have completed at least two years of undergraduate education in a Biology or Conservation related field• Must have strong communication skills and ability to interact with a diverse audience• Able to lift 50 pounds• May be asked to work holidays
Commitment• Must commit to staying the duration of the project (outlined below)• Must commit to 24 hours a week, 8 hours a day typically starting between 6:30, 7:30 and 8:00 AM
Dates:Start Date: February 3rd 2020End Date: July 1st 2020
Application Due Date:Monday October 7th 2019
Internship Location:You will be based with our Seabird Translocation Team at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Kahuku, Hawaii (1 hour from Honolulu)
Compensation:This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses. Credit for college work experience requirements can be provided.
Research interns will have a passion for conservation and interest in seabird biology and restoration, research, data entry, and analysis. Primary duties will include conducting literature reviews, entering and checking data, and communicating with global experts in the field of seabird restoration. Other duties could include mapping in ArcGIS, organizing data in a database such as MS Access, data analysis, and scientific writing. For interns based in Hawaii, there are opportunities to also gain experience with the seabird restoration intern team.
Minimum requirements• background in biology, environmental science, conservation and/or computer science• motivation to work on a computer and learn how to use databases• experience organizing and entering data in spreadsheets (i.e. Microsoft excel)• ability to follow data collection protocols• strong reading and writing comprehension• familiarity reading scientific literature• strong communication skills• ability to have phone/online conferences with our team and respond to emails promptly • positive attitude, enthusiasm and diligence• ability to work independently as well as a part of our team
Desired skillsExperience with:• databases (e.g. Microsoft Access, SQL server, etc.)• mapping software (e.g. Google Earth, ArcMap, etc.)• conducting literature and/or web-based data searches• data analysis• scientific writing• programming (R, SQL, python, etc.)
Commitment• 16 hours a week and commit to the duration of the internship• If you are based in Oahu and also interested in the seabird restoration internship, some weeks may require up to an additional 8 hours per week and an extension through July 1st.
Dates*Start Date: Feb 3 2020End Date: May 30 2020 (flexible, with possibility for extension)
Application Due DateMonday October 7th 2019 (or until positions are filled)
Internship Locations*There are a few options for the internship location:1 - Oahu, Hawaii - primarily based with the restoration interns out of James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge (Kahuku) and also have the option to work remotely when appropriate. Opportunities for students at the University of Hawaii are available. 2 - Sacramento, California - based downtown Sacramento with PRC's conservation scientist, with some options to work remotely3 - Santa Cruz, California - this is primarily a remote work station. Opportunities for students from UC Santa Cruz are available
Compensation:This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses. Credit for college or graduate work experience requirements can be provided.
*If you are interested in the internship but have a different time frame and/or location, you can still fill out the application. Please let us know when you will be available and where you are stationed. Exceptional candidates will be considered.