Spend your summer and fall in Maryland, playing a vital role at Naval Air Station Patuxent River as a Rare Species Survey Intern. You would perform crucial tasks in support of our mission.
- Conduct and coordinate volunteers for Diamondback Terrapin surveys and nest monitoring, 40%;
- Monitor tagged Spotted Turtles (via radio telemetry), 20%
- Survey groundwater seeps for listed plant species, 15%;
- Assist with bat acoustical surveys, 10%;
- Conduct Bald Eagle nest surveys, 5%;
- Conduct submerged aquatic vegetation surveys, 5%;
- Assist with environmental education outreach, 5%.
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. A housing allowance is provided.
A Monday-Friday schedule with an estimated 40 hours a week should be expected. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work may be required when volunteers are unable to cover terrapin shifts.
- One-time allowance: $1100*
- Weekly living allowance: $350*
- Eligible for 450-hour AmeriCorps education award worth $1,718.25*
*Subject to local, state, and federal taxes.
Position ID: PO-00735105
Expected Dates: August 14, 2023 - December 1, 2023
22541 Johnson Road
Patuxent River, MD 20670-1700
Training Provided: In-house training in wildlife identification and survey techniques; 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
AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible
Driving Logistics: Recommended
Car recommended for commuting and access to field locations when government vehicles are not available.
Housing or Stipend Provided?
D. No housing is available
US Citizenship: Yes