Winter Bat Monitoring Interns (PO-00731855)

Beginning on 1/18/22, all new SCA volunteer program participants are required to be fully vaccinated. Full vaccination is defined as having received a booster shot six months after the Pfizer and Moderna primary series and two months after the Johnson & Johnson primary series.

 A primary purpose of these positions is to identify bat roosts and make population counts of winter cave and structure bat roosts. In addition, participants may perform field surveys and stationary monitoring in association with state and national cooperative efforts to evaluate winter bat populations to assess impacts of White Nose Syndrome (WNS).

In addition, participants may provide field support for researchers studying the use of burned and unburned areas of the park by bats, including locating non-cave roosts and conducting additional monitoring. Participants may assist or conduct a variety of other research projects associated with the study and management of bats relating to White Nose Syndrome.

Compensation Details:

  • $650 One-time travel allowance 
  • $350 / week living allowance
  • Eligible for an AmeriCorps education award valued at $2,360
  • NPS provided housing is included

Position ID: PO-00731855

Expected Dates: December 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022

61 Maintenance Road
NPS Warehouse
Mammoth Cave, KY 42259

Training Provided: The project will provide interns with mentoring and training in techniques that are used to monitor bats and other wildlife of concern to the NPS. The Interns will be mentored by park Resource Mgt. staff

Educational/Recreational Opportunities: A wide variety of recreational opportunities are available in the park including, hiking, canoeing/kayaking, fishing, camping, bicycling. SCA members may also receive the opportunity to participate in monthly Cave Research Foundation expeditions.

Handicap Accessible?: Yes

Main Area of Focus: Wildlife Mgmt

Further Details

AmeriCorps Eligible: Eligible

Driving Logistics: Recommended

It is recommended that the member provide their own vehicle to drive to nearby towns for shopping, medical/dental services, entertainment, worship, etc.

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

Housing at Mammoth Cave will consist of either (a) shared 3-bedroom, 1.5 bath ranch style home. The house contains a full kitchen, utility area, dining area, living room, mud room/sunroom, one-car carport. Two bedrooms are single occupancy with one being double occupancy, however, depending upon the occupancy level the double room could be used as a single room., or (b) one bedroom apartment with two twin beds in the bedroom, full kitchen, dining/living area, one bathroom. The apartments are part of a four-plex with a closet midway down the rear of each building...this closet contains a commercial grade washer and dryer.

Indoor/Outdoor: Combination

US Citizenship: Yes

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