2020 Pacific Rim Conservation Intern Application
Pacific Rim Conservation (PRC) is a non-profit organization with a mission to maintain and restore native bird diversity, populations, and habitats in Hawaii and across the Pacific region. We strive to use a science-based approach to management, using research to improve methods and inform future conservation actions.
We are looking for self-motivated, hard-working individuals to participate in our Seabird Restoration Internship Program.
Our Seabird Restoration Interns will be based with our Seabird Translocation team at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge on the North Shore of Oahu. Our interns assist in the daily activities of the care of translocated seabirds chicks.
Please read below for additional information about this internship, including responsibilities and requirements. Following this is an area to 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.
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Seabird Restoration Internship 2020
We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks (Black-footed Albatross, Tristram's Storm-petrel and Bonin Petrel) with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship. Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited.
Based on intern performance, availability and need, interns may also have the opportunity to assist with additional field work including: seabird surveys, forest bird surveys, banding of seabirds and chicks, song meter servicing and more.
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
• 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
• 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
Start Date: February 3rd 2020
End Date: July 1st 2020
Application Due Date:
Monday October 7th 2019
You will be based with our Seabird Translocation Team at the James Campbell National Wildlife Refuge, Kahuku, Hawaii (1 hour from Honolulu)
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.
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