Wildlife Management Intern (Locals Only)

Expected Dates
June 15, 2020 to November 22, 2020
Fire Island National Seashore
Position ID
The Wildlife Management intern will primarily be involved in the monitoring of threatened and endangered species in a barrier island system - in particular, breeding shorebirds and coastal beach plants.  This will be done through daily observations, conducting searches for endangered shorebirds and their nests (primarily Piping Plovers and Least Terns), and monitoring unfledged broods. In addition, he/she will erect public use closures and construct predator exclosures to protect their nests and the success of rare plants (60%).

He/she will also conduct horseshoe crab spawning surveys in May and June (15%), assist in other resource management programs (20%), and assist various researchers from academic institutions (5%). This internship will be a combination of fieldwork and office-related work (data entry, database management, GIS), although most of his/her time will be spent in the field.
  • Fire Island National Seashore is a unit of the National Park Service. It’s a barrier island located off the south shore of Long Island, approximately 60 miles from New York City.
  • Basic First Aid, CPR/AED training, NPS Operational Leadership training, USFWS Piping Plover training, UTV and 4WD operation training
  • Educational: opportunities for developing/implementing environmental education programs and activities with Interpretive staff at the park, local universities offer seminar series (open to the public); Recreational: 60 miles from NYC, swimming, hiking
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Natural Resources Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
Bird Identification
some experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Leadership Experience
some experience
Plant Identification
some experience
Data Analysis
some experience