Wildlife Conservation Intern

Expected Dates
May 14, 2018 to August 5, 2018
Klamath National Forest
Position ID
Intern will participate as part of the Wildlife Field Crew to inventory and monitor various avian wildlife species including northern spotted owl, barred owl, and northern goshawk during day and night; conduct follow up visits to night time owl responses and bald eagle nest checks; survey for selected mollusk species; record data on field form and take accurate notes in field notebook; use GPS and map and compass to navigate in a remote forested setting.

We are hoping to offer interns other opportunites to participate in wildlife field work such as mist netting/bird banding, Swainson’s hawk surveys/banding, and river cleanup. 


Please be prepared to handle working in all weather conditions and strenuous hiking. Good physical fitness is required. Be sure to bring a heavy coat, 6 inch hiking boots, hat, gloves. You may be asked to survey for snails in the rain, or hike in the snow. Owl surveys occur at night. Cell phone use and ipod/headphones use is not allowed during surveys but fine at other times. 
  • Eastern Cascade Mts in Northern California near Oregon state line
  • Safety; use of GPS; survey protocols for northern spotted owl, northern goshawk, mollusk species; potentially first aid-cpr training; potentially driving manual, 4x4 vehicle if intern wants/needs.
  • Crater Lake National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Mt. Shasta, Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge; Oregon Coast and Redwoods; several wilderness areas.
    As well as fishing, camping, boating.

  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Chain Saw Skills
some experience
some experience
Orienteering compass skills
some experience