Winter Bat Monitoring Interns

Expected Dates
December 6, 2021 to April 22, 2022
Mammoth Cave National Park
Position ID
 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
  • Mammoth Cave National Park
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Yes
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
Earth Sciences
some coursework or experience
Data Entry
competent with supervision
Field Research
competent with supervision
some experience