CDIP Visitor Services/Community Engagement Intern (PO-00734772)

USFWS Career Discovery Internship Program
CDIP Visitor Services and Community Engagement Intern

Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge (MCINWR) is looking for a visitor services individual who has an outgoing personality and enjoys interacting with the public.  The position is based out of Rockland, Maine at the Visitor Center which is the headquarters for MCINWR.  The Refuge supports nesting species of seabirds such as Atlantic puffins, razorbills, black guillemots, common and Arctic terns, Leach's storm petrels, and common eiders  Daily duties include the following: 1. meet and greet visitors who would like to learn about the successful seabird restoration program that the Refuge manages on the nearby off-shore islands, 2. provide programing to visitors and school groups using powerpoint programs, videos, and hands on props with the artificial seabird island located at the visitor center, 3. work closely with the Friend's organization that supports the Refuge and help them with social media posts and public events, 4. coordinate with wildlife biologists and seabird technicians with tern and gull egg surveys, boat bird surveys, and other activities when needed on off-shore Refuge islands.  More can be learned by reviewing the videos below related to "education" and "seabird challenges".

Videos – Friends of Coastal Maine Islands
A non-profit, community-based organization founded in 2003 by local individuals dedicated to supporting the Maine Coastal Islands National Wildlife Refuge in its efforts to conserve, protect and enhance the rich diversity of coastal habitats, seabirds and other wildlife.

Living Allowance $620 per week
Travel and Orientation provided.

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Position ID: PO-00734772

Expected Dates: May 22, 2023 - August 20, 2023

9 Water Street
Rockland, ME 04841

Training Provided: Defensive driver training

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: The area offers many outdoor recreational and entertainment opportunities (hiking, biking, kayaking etc) during non working hours.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Education and Interpretation

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

There is no government vehicle provided to get from the residence to the visitor center (work area). Walking or operating a bike could be a safe concerns since a portion of the route is on a highway with significant turns.

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

Refuge housing will be provided in Rockport, Maine which is less than 5 miles from the visitor center in Rockland, Maine. A personal vehicle is necessary to get to work and enjoy recreational opportunities during non-working hours.  No government vehicle will be provided.  This is shared housing and another female is currently living in the 2 bedroom 1 bathroom residence.  A female candidate for this position is required since another female is already living in the residence.

Indoor/Outdoor: Inside

US Citizenship: Yes

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