Groundwater Species Survey and Identification(Local Area Candidates Only) (PO-00735777)

The selected candidate will assist US Fish and Wildlife Service Biologist survey groundwater and identify taxa that are collected in these samples. Field sampling will involve deploying various traps and returning a few days later to retrieve the traps. Specimen identification will require the use of a directing scope. 
The intern would:

  • Sort and identify groundwater dwelling invertebrates
  • Use a dissecting scope and imaging software to take pictures of these invertebrates
  • Subsample the invertebrate tissue for downstream analyses
  • Catalog what species were identified, from what location, their collection date, and how many were observed.

The intern would have the opportunity to:

  • Get field experience working on drilled water wells to collect invertebrates
  • Set traps by lowering small containers down a well
  • Retrieve set traps and preserve the collected samples
  • Gain experience with field data collection 

Living allowance: $690 per week
Local Candidates only (no housing or travel)
This internship is NOT AmeriCorps eligible.

Conditions of Employment
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Position ID: PO-00735777

Expected Dates: October 9, 2023 - September 29, 2024

500 East Mccarty Lane
San Marcos, TX 78666

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Natural Resources Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Not Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: No

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