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At nearly 96,000 acres, Seney National Wildlife Refuge in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of the larger National Wildlife Refuges east of the Mississippi River. During the summer of 2013, Seney NWR will offer 2-3 Applied Sciences Program internships. The positions will last for up to 12 weeks, with some flexibility in starting and ending dates. Assigned duties will be wide-ranging and will provide an immersion in ecology and land management. While the primary goal of the internship is to provide Seney NWR with field assistants, consideration is given to providing inters a broader glimpse of professional expectations within the field.
 
Responsiblities:
  • Assist with bilogical and ecological assessments and inventories
  • Assist with habitat management
  • Assist with on-going research projects
Qualifications:
    • Currently or recently enrolled as an undergraduate student
    • inquisitive and mature
    • Willing to learn and work hard
  • Enjoy working outside and in remote settings
  • Experienced with orienteering
  • Physically fit
  • Able to work independently
  • Solid communication skills
  • Valid drivers license
  • Background in a related field
Salary: $200/week stipend for 40-50 hour work week (some work during weekends and evenings). Dorm-style housing, laundry facilities, and a work vehicle provided by Seney SWR.
 
To apply, hardcopies of the following documents must be combined into one packet and received on or before Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 4PM ET.
    • 1 page cover letter describing personal background and interests and a discussion on how these integrate with Seney’s mission
  • Detailed resume describing education, work experiences, and skills
  • Unofficial copies of all college transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation that must include the name, affiliation, address, telephone number, and email address of each person writing the letter. One (1) letter must come from a past employer not associated with a university and demonstrate the candidate’s ability to accomplish independent work. Practical skills are highly valued.
Send packet to:
Dr. Greg Corace
head, Applied Sciences Program
Seney National Wildlife Refuge
1674 Refuge Entrance Road
Seney, MI 49883

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Various Positions, Audubon

The Audubon Society has a long list of job openings and internship opportunities located throughout the United States.
Positions of interest include:
Community Outreach fellow in Evanston, IL
Development Associate in Fort Collins, CO
Education Intern in New York, NY and Washington D.C.
Event Assistant in Audubon, PA
Farm Stewardship Intern in Dayton, OH
Naturalist Intern in Dayton, OH
Audubon’s mission is “to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, and their habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth’s biological diversity. For more than a century, Audubon has built a legacy of conservation success by mobilizing the strength of its network of members, Chapters, Audubon Centers, state offices and dedicated professional staff to connect people with nature and the power to protect it. A powerful combination of science, education and policy expertise combine in efforts ranging from protection and restoration of local habitats to the implementation of policies that safeguard birds, other wildlife and the resources that sustain us all- in the U.S. and Across the Americas.
 

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We at GoEco are excited to present the following volunteer projects to students and faculty. out our programs below for more information, and visit http://www.goeco.org/ for all of our volunteer opportunities.

*SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION IN COSTA RICA

Sea turtle season is fast approaching in Costa Rica and volunteers are needed to ensure the survival of these magnificent sea creatures! Each season, the Costa Rica turtle program recruits volunteers to help in the research and conservation work, such as night patrolling, collecting eggs, and rescuing turtles.

*MONKEY & WILDLIFE REHABILITATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

Travel to Limpopo, South Africa, and immerse yourself in the diverse ecosystems of the region. Work at a rehabilitation center for many species of wildlife, specifically primates such as monkeys and baboons. The center provides shelter for the animals and nurses them back to health in order to reintroduce them to nature.

*Programs Include:*
● Accommodations in home-stays or with other volunteers
● Full board (3 meals per day)
● Exciting orientations (and a week of Spanish lessons in Costa Rica)
● Full pre-departure & in-country assistance, training, and support

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