Large Mammal Survey Intern (Local candidates preferred) (PO-00735102)

Spend your summer in Maryland, playing a vital role at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as a Large Mammal Survey Intern. You would perform crucial tasks in support of our mission.
Primary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct evening surveys for deer and coyote, 40%;
  • Conduct surveys for state-listed butterfly species, 35%;

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Conduct habitat management for state-listed species, 15%;
  • Assist with bat acoustical surveys, 5%;
  • Assist with environmental education outreach, 5%.

Education Opportunities:
Training for all projects will be provided in-house.  Emergent educational opportunities would be granted as appropriate to the position and as the internship workload allows.

Local candidates are preferred due to lack of housing; however, non-local candidates will be considered if they can find their own housing. 

Ideal candidate has the ability to work with minimal supervision in areas with poisonous plants and animals, allergens, temperature extremes, and inclement weather, Minimum of 2 years of college in a related to wildlife management/biology, natural resources or other biological sciences; experience in habitat survey.

A Monday-Friday, 40 hour/week schedule is expected.  Some night and evening survey work will be required.

  • Weekly living allowance: $350*
  • One-time travel allowance: $1100*
  • Eligible for a 450-hour AmeriCorps education award worth $1,718.25*

*Subject to local, state, and federal taxes

Position ID: PO-00735102

Expected Dates: May 8, 2023 - August 25, 2023

22541 Johnson Road
Building 1410
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1700

Training Provided: Species-specific survey techniques; GPS usage; airfield driving; opportunity for access to no-cost natural resources training as it becomes available and does not conflict with field schedule.

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: Emergent educational opportunities may be made available dependent on internship workload and project applicability.

Handicap Accessible?: No

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

Car recommended for commuting and access to field locations when government vehicles are unavailable.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available

Housing allowance will be provided in addition to a living allowance. You are asked to secure your own living situation. Allowance is $525/monthly (pre-tax)

Indoor/Outdoor: Outside

US Citizenship: Yes

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