Winter Bat Assessment Interns

Expected Dates
December 1, 2014 to February 22, 2015
Site
Mammoth Cave National Park
Position ID
PO-00591783
This is a 12 week position - position will start in late 2014, dates are flexible within the stated time range.

A primary purpose of these positions is to identify bat roosts and make population counts of winter cave and structure bat roosts. In addition, participants may perform field surveys and stationary monitoring in association with state and national cooperative efforts to evaluate winter bat populations to assess impacts of White Nose Syndrome (WNS). In addition, participants may provide field support for researchers studying the use of burned and unburned areas of the park by bats, including locating non-cave roosts and conducting additional monitoring. Participants my assist or conduct a variety of other research projects associated with the study and managment of bats relating to White Nose Syndrome. 12-week positions; exact start and end dates may vary anytime from Dec. 2014 unitl spring, 2015
  • Mammoth Cave National Park, western Kentucky.
  • The project will provide interns with mentoring and training in techniques that are used to monitor bats and other wildlife of concern to the NPS. The Interns will be mentored by park Resource Mgt. staff
  • The project will provide interns with mentoring and training in techniques that are used to monitor bats and other wildlife of concern to the NPS. A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available in the park, including hiking, canoeing, & biking
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Biology
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Field Research
some experience
GPS
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience