Yosemite Bear Management

Expected Dates
May 23, 2021 to September 11, 2021
Yosemite National Park
Position ID
This intern will assist park biologists in reducing human-wildlife conflicts by detecting and mitigating the availability of human food in campgrounds, parking lots, lodging facilities, and other park areas. Interns will assist with monitoring movements of bears using radio telemetry, assist in capture and relocation of bears and other wildlife, assist with negative conditioning of bears and other wildlife using various tactics, and enter daily patrol data into a database. Additional wildlife management duties may be required as necessary. Interns may also participate in wilderness patrols focusing on educating hikers and backpackers about bears and proper food storage.
  • Yosemite National Park, CA
  • On the job training in wildlife management, and radio telemetry.
  • Hiking, backpacking, camping, wildlife management practices, professional development. Many outdoor recreational opportunities in surrounding area during days off. Yosemite NP, Mono Lake Natl. Scenic Area, Bodie State Historic Park, and more.
  • No
Main Area of Focus
Wildlife Mgmt
Education, Training & Skills Expected
some coursework or experience
some coursework or experience
Resource Management
some coursework or experience
competent without supervision
Data Entry
competent without supervision
Field Research
some experience
Working with Animals
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience