Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Intern (PO-00735789)

Position Description:
One Sea Turtle Science and Recovery Intern

Hours will include office, field, and backcountry sea turtle management work. Tasks will include beach surveys to detect turtle nesting; egg care, transportation of eggs and hatchling releases; dissection of dead turtles and analysis of unhatched eggs; egg temperature data analysis, report writing, and presentation of project findings; and a variety of related resource management tasks. 

Project Location: Padre Island National Seashore

Hours will vary based on scheduling.

Living allowance: $500.00 per week
One-time relocation travel allowance: $1,100.00
Housing provided

This position qualifies for an AmeriCorps Education Award.

*All allowances are subject to applicable federal, state, and local taxes.

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-00735789

Expected Dates: September 25, 2023 - March 10, 2024

20301 Park Road 22
Corpus Christi, TX 78418

Training Provided: Member will participate in a 1-week-long required training: 1. Sea Turtle Biology: Nesting & Stranding Training 2. CPR & First Aid Training (when available) 3. NPS Safety Management & Hazardous Communication 4. UTV Safety and Operation Training

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: 1. May participate in the NPS Wellness Program, which includes use of the fitness facilities located at the Park. 2. Attend Ranger-led Interpretive Programs 3. Fishing, birding, swimming, kayaking, shell-hunting

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Required

No public or commercial transportation from the Park to local amenities. Morning and evening work shifts when dark, rainy or foggy can be unsafe to walk or ride a bike on unlit narrow highway, where speeding and other dangerous activity may occur.

Housing or Stipend Provided?
B. Partner will pay The SCA to provide housing for the member

Housing will, likely, be rented at The Kristi.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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