Biological Technician Intern - Red Wolf Recovery Program

Expected Dates
October 4, 2021 to March 31, 2022
FWS Eastern North Carolina Ecological Services Sub-Office
Position ID
The Biological Technician Intern will assist the permanent staff of the Red Wolf Recovery Program with tasks related to the recovery of red wolves in the wild within the North Carolina Nonessential Experimental Population (NC NEP) in eastern North Carolina.

Duties include:

- Independently conducting the care and feeding of captive red wolves and temporarily held wild canids in both permanent and temporary acclimation pens. Care and feeding consists of providing food and water on a set schedule, administering medications in their food, cleaning scats out of the enclosures, observing captive canids for signs of injury or illness, etc.
- Independently conducting routine maintenance of enclosures such as regularly inspecting enclosures, repairing fencing, filling in holes, etc. to maintain them in working order.
- Effectively and quickly communicating with permanent staff when there are issues that need to be addressed with individual canids or captive facilities that are beyond routine.
- Assisting on the collection of canid scats along Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge roads as part of a pilot project in preparation for a non-invasive genetic sampling of wild canids study.
- Assisting in the observation of landscape use and movement patterns of wild canids via tracks, remote cameras, scat, radio telemetry and red wolf sightings.
- Assisting with other aspects of red wolf management, as directed.

Position Provides:
- $290/week Living Allowance
- $1,200/month Housing Allowance   
- $1,100 one-time To-From Travel Allowance
- Eligible for AmeriCorps Education Award of $3,172.50 (dependent on availability at the time of candidate selection)

*All allowances 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. 
  • Position is located in Manteo, North Carolina, which is along the east coast of North Carolina in the Outer Banks. The majority of work will be conducted on the mainland on Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge.
  • Permanent staff will train the selected individual on the care and feeding of canids, along with conducting radio telemetry, non-invasive genetic sampling, remote camera use, etc.
  • Recreational opportunities include hiking, kayaking, bird watching, boating, all beach activities, etc. Educational opportunities include numerous museums and historical sites such as lighthouses, Wright Brothers National Memorial, NC Aquarium, etc.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Hand Tools
competent without supervision