Threatened and Endangered Species Intern

Expected Dates
February 10, 2020 to October 24, 2020
Camp Lejeune
Position ID
This position is with the Threatened and Endangered Program on Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune.  Main duties include protection, monitoring and management of threatened and endangered species.  Camp Lejeune has approximately 140,000 acres of forest and 11 miles of relatively undisturbed beach, which are home to several endangered, threatened or otherwise protected species.   Threatened and endangered species on Camp Lejeune include the red-cockaded woodpecker, loggerhead and green sea turtles, piping plover, seabeach amaranth, and rough-leved loosestrife.  Other protected species include nesting bald eagles, and coastal goldenrod.  

Duties include the following: 
- monitoring of nesting sea turtles (daily surveys from May-August, protecting nests from predators with cages)
- protection of endangered specie sites (signs, painted boundaries, roped off areas, etc)
- protection of red-cockaded woodpecker cavity trees from fire (clearing vegetation from around the trees)
- monitoring of endangered plants
- locating and protecting shorebird (including piping plover) nests,
- bald eagle nest monitoring
- protecting potential shorebird habitat
- GPSing locations of endangered species locations, boundaries, etc.

In addition, there will be opportunities to work with the Base Forestry Branch (timber marking, prescribed burning), Land and Wildlife Resources (survey for game species and migratory birds, planting wildlife food plots, assist with wood duck boxes, etc.) and Archaeology. 

This position is eligible for the AmeriCorps education award based on availability at the time of position acceptance.

Tag: SCA1957
  • Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
  • GIS/GPS, General Safety training, potential for prescribed burning certificate (Red Card), chainsaw training
  • - sea turtle monitoring
    - the area offers lots of water-related outdoor recreational opportunities, including, beach, surfing, kayaking, paddle boarding.
    - possibility of prescribed fire training
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
degree minor or extensive experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Data Entry
some experience
some experience
Hand Tools
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience