lundi 12 mars 2012
RUSTY BLACKBIRD FIELD INTERNSHIP at Alaska Bird Observatory.
Location: Tanana Flats, near Fairbanks, AK.
Duration: May 1, 2012 – June 15, 2012. Job Type: Seasonal. Number of
Openings: 1-3. Application Deadline: 24 Mar 2012.
Job Description: The Alaska Bird Observatory, Fairbanks, AK is accepting applications for Field Interns to participate in a study of the breeding biology and habitat associations of Rusty Blackbirds. This primarily field-based position will involve helping conduct surveys for blackbirds, nest searching and monitoring, habitat sampling, target-netting, re-sighting color bands, and collecting egg, and tissue samples. The Field Intern will live and work out of a remote tent camp on Ft. Wainwright Lands on Tanana Flats, close to Fairbanks, Alaska. Access (provided) to field camp will be by boat. Access to grocery stores, showers, and other comforts will occur on most weekends.
The workday begins very early in the morning (leave camp at 4:00 am.). Field Interns will help the biologists with all aspects of their duties and data collection.
Pay Rate: $840/month
Travel Reimbursement: Up to $850.00 round trip at end of field season with receipt
Lodging: Camping, laundry, shower facilities, and bicycle transportation provided while in Fairbanks. Tent camp provided while in the field. Transportation to and from the airport and field study site provided. Food provided while in remote field camp.
Qualifications: Successful candidates must be physically capable of walking long distances in wetlands, up to several miles a day over rough, muddy, and difficult terrain carrying a daypack. Field conditions will include difficult weather (snow early in the season, hot and dry at the end), large numbers of insects, and possible encounters with dangerous wildlife including moose and bears. Must be able to tolerate isolated conditions with a small number of people (1- 4 other people). Must be able to handle primitive shower, laundry, and restroom facilities in the field. Candidates should be enthusiastic about wildlife and learning new skills. Experience with birds, camping, boats, and canoes are a plus. Must pass a gun safety course (provided) and be willing and able to legally carry a firearm. Must be able to discriminate: red, orange, yellow, green, light green, blue, dark blue, purple, pink, hot pink, dark pink, brown, black, white, and gray to read color bands through binoculars.
To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references (email preferred) to: APRIL HARDING SCURR (EM: firstname.lastname@example.org).