KBO Has Filled Banding Internships for 2013
Posted on Dec. 24, 2012
**These positions are now filled**
Internship Title: Bird Banding Intern
Stipend: $750 per month; housing and transportation between field sites provided
Duration: May 1st 2013 to October 31st, 2013, minimum 3-month commitment, 6-month preferred
Project Location: Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California
BIRD BANDING INTERNSHIP positions 1 May – 31 October 2013. The Klamath Bird Observatory (www.klamathbird.org) is seeking highly motivated individuals to participate in our long-term landbird monitoring program in the Klamath-Siskiyou Bioregion of southern Oregon and northern California during the breeding and fall migration seasons. Duties and instruction will include mist netting and banding songbirds, bird survey, data quality-assurance, entry, and management, public and school group banding-outreach, and other fieldwork support as required. Non-field duties include study and discussion of banding and biology materials, equipment maintenance, and data entry. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in birds and field biology, possess a positive and constructive attitude to cooperative work toward reaching project objectives, give priority to safety considerations, work and live harmoniously in close company with coworkers, follow protocols precisely, be meticulous in collecting and recording data, be in good physical condition, possess excellent communication skills, be dedicated to study in spare time, have patience with short-notice schedule changes, be prepared to work long days in the field under (sometimes) adverse conditions (heat, cold, mosquitoes), camp at remote sites on a regular basis, and have a valid Driver’s License (non-US citizens must obtain an Oregon Driver’s License; all candidates may be asked to provide driving record copy). Additional preferred qualifications include good bird identification skills, mist net/banding experience, rough road driving and manual transmission vehicle experience. Training and operations will adhere to North American Banding Council guidelines with a focus on safe, ethical mist netting and banding and advanced ageing/sexing techniques. Rustic housing, a stipend of $750 per month, depending on qualifications and by mutual agreement, and transportation between study sites are provided. These are student volunteer internship positions and should not be considered employment. A minimum of three-month commitment required with six-month commitment preferred. These positions will involve long days filled with hard work, a lot of driving and camping, and hopefully a lot of fun. Application deadline is ongoing until the positions have been filled. To apply, send cover letter (include dates of availability), resume, and contact information for three references to BOB FREY (Email: bif<AT>klamathbird.org). For questions regarding the position email BOB FREY.
Application Deadline: Ongoing until the positions have been filled.
Interviews: Ongoing until positions filled.