Klamath Bird Observatory (KBO) is seeking a Jackson County high school student from the graduating class of 2022 or 2023 for a paid internship opportunity. Through the Watchable Wildlife Foundation Science Communication Student Internship, the intern will gain firsthand experience in conservation careers, observe and document KBO field activities, and contribute to community science and education that support bird and habitat conservation. Under the supervision of KBO’s Science Communication, Outreach, and DEI Manager the intern will connect and collaborate with KBO’s science team; our local, state, and federal partners; and the Partners in Flight network. This internship will provide an extraordinary experience as the intern explores various careers in conservation and outdoor work and begins to build a professional network that can help them find education and job opportunities in the future.
Jackson County students who expect to graduate in 2022 or 2023, who are age 16 years and over are eligible to apply. Students attending traditional schools, home schools, charter schools, and other types of learning programs are all welcome to apply. Ideal candidates will possess 1) enthusiasm for gaining experience in conservation science/outdoor careers and using technology for science communication, 2) an ability to work independently and follow safety protocols, 3) experience with web-based platforms, and 4) experience handling photography equipment. Students with Spanish language skills are preferred.