Bat Monitoring (PO-00734573)

Interns will be trained to set up bat acoustic survey stations and will be responsible for navigating using GPS to pre-arranged station coordinates, selecting suitable station sites based on those coordinates, and setting up/taking down survey equipment every few days. When not working on bat surveys, interns will patrol developed campgrounds to share food storage messaging with visitors. In addition, we expect to provide opportunities for other wildlife-related tasks, such as breeding bird surveys, pollinator surveys, bear hazing, and habitat improvement projects. 

Compensation amounts (pre-tax):
– $250 weekly Living Allowance
– $1,100 To/From site travel expense reimbursement
– $1,718 AmeriCorps Education Award (based upon successful completion of this position).

It is SCA’s policy that all AmeriCorps-required background checks must return cleared results prior to the position’s start; this includes being fingerprinted for the FBI check. Otherwise, the AmeriCorps award will be removed or the position’s start date will be delayed due to non-compliance.

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Position ID: PO-00734573

Expected Dates: May 15, 2023 - August 20, 2023

33 Kancamagus Hwy
Conway, NH 03818

Training Provided: Wilderness First Aid Bat Acoustic Surveying Bear Hazing

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: There will be opportunities (if desired) to spend time helping on other projects in recreation, botany, fisheries, and forestry. Recreation opportunities include over a thousand miles of hiking trails, swimming, biking, and other local commercial venues.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

A government vehicle will be provided for work, but will need a personal vehicle to use when off-duty (to buy groceries, do laundry, etc.), as well as a way to get to/from the WMNF.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
A. Partner will provide suitable housing for the member

We hope to house interns in a house or bunkhouse. Depending on the number of other people needing housing, bedrooms may be shared (same sex). Kitchens, bathrooms, and common living areas are shared amongst  occupants. 

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: No

Student Conservation Association