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Nest-Searching Internship Announcement

Klamath Bird Observatory ( is seeking to fill a Volunteer Intern position in our Oregon Vesper Sparrow demography research program. We are contributing to a range-wide study to understand causes of decline in this imperiled subspecies. Primary duties will include nest-searching and color-band resighting in meadows of the western Cascades and occasional data entry or other tasks based out of our office in Ashland, Oregon.

The Intern will work with the Field Technician to conduct nest-searching and monitoring, color band resighting, and data entry. Previous experience in field research and the ability to see full range of colors are required. Training in specific field protocols will be provided. Ability to use your vehicle (typically on paved or improved dirt roads; 4WD is not necessary) and willingness to camp for the duration of the field season are required. We can provide suggestions for free rustic camping options near field sites.

Stipend: $1000/mo.
Duration: TBD – June 30, 2023 (exact dates TBD)
Primary Location: 40 min. east of Ashland, OR

To Apply

Send cover letter including your dates of availability and vehicle type, résumé, and contact info for 3 references by email to Dr. Sarah Rockwell ( We will review applications on a rolling basis, starting immediately and continuing until the position is filled.

Interns must be willing and able to adhere to health and safety guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic throughout the duration of hire. Effective June 21, 2021, and until further notice, KBO will require that all Employees and Volunteer Interns be fully vaccinated for COVID‐19 and be able to provide proof of vaccination status.

2023 Full Job Description Intern Announcement