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Kenya and Tanzania
 
JOB DESCRIPTION
The chosen candidate will help manage field activities for a research project aimed at investigating how the common hippopotamus links ecological processes in watersheds to those in terrestrial ecosystems. The project is a collaborative effort between researchers at UC Berkeley and Princeton.
 
JOB INFORMATION
Location: Mpala Research Station, Kenya, various other remote sites in Kenya and Tanzania
Duration: 1 year
Start Date: January/February 2013 preferred
Terms: Volunteer; travel costs and basic living expenses paid; small living stipend provided
 
RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage project databases
Conduct vegetation surveys
Collect samples for isotopic analysis
Process soils
Process camera trap databases
Assist with animal tracking
Monitor river flow
Water chemistry analysis
Maintain project vehicles and equipment
Manage research staff
 
REQUIREMENTS
BS or higher
Experience working outdoors and in remote settings
Experience with field research is preferred
Background in science with preference given to candidates with training and interest in ecology and biogeochemistry
Candidates on trajectory toward graduate study in ecology or careers in ecological research are preferred
 
TO APPLY
Send CV with GPA, 1 paragraph statement of interest, names of 3 references and their contact infomation to Douglas McCauley:dxm896@gmail.com
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Natick, MA

The Foundation for MetroWest connects philanthropic opportunity with demonstrated need in MetroWest. We promote philanthropy in the region, help donors maximize the impact of their local giving, serve as a resource for local nonprofit organizations and enhance the quality of life for all of our citizens.
JOB DESCRIPTION
The Foundation is seeking a college intern to build our environmental program. The ideal candidate will work at our office in South Natick to develop new programs to bring together local stakeholders on regional environmental needs and challenges. The intern will work on a project to identify and create a database of all local organizations, municipal staff and community/municipal leaders, and local land protection organizations focused on protecting and advocating for local watersheds, lakes, and ponds. The intern will also help develop programs and strategies to convene local citizens and organizations to share best practices and educate the community on environmental issues.
 
REQUIREMENTS
  • Strong interest in local environmental management
  • Excellent research and database management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Creative thinking, collaborative spirit, attention to detail and a joy in learning and sharing!
 
TO APPLY
Send cover letter and resume to info@foundationmetrowest.org

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