Stage posté par Environment for the Americas
Publié le : 17 déc. 2012
Latino Internship Program: Wildlife Research/Community Education Internship
Position Location: California Coastal National Monument (CCNM) Monterey, CA.
Start Date:February, 2013.
Deadline to Apply: January 10, 2013. (Applications reviewed on a rolling basis)
Environment for the Americas (EFTA) invites you to apply for our America's Great Outdoors internship opportunity. Internship work will focus on shorebird education and research. You will also become familiar with career opportunities in the field of wildlife conservation. Knowledge of conservation is not needed but a willingness to learn is required and an enthusiasm for nature encouraged. You will receive all necessary professional training and will gain real life job experience working alongside the EFTA staff and other wildlife conservation professionals.
Responsibilities of the intern include but is not limited to:
Field Work Responsibilities
Education and Outreach Responsibilities
Description of the America's Great Outdoors grant:
Environment for the Americas (EFTA) will collaborate with U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management on Celebra las Playeras (Celebrate Shorebirds), a comprehensive approach to engaging Latinos in natural resource careers and conservation action through internships at five sites. EFTA will recruit 8 Latino interns (ages 18-25) from colleges and local communities, especially youth who live near research sites to help create long-term relationships between agencies and nearby Latino communities, serve as role models, and increase awareness of conservation issues and careers in conservation. One intern will serve as liaison to recruit other interns, promote education, and track participant field experience and a second will work with USFS NatureWatch to develop online program materials and encourage awareness and future participation. The remaining interns will engage in field research, training, and data collection at sites in California, Colorado, and Alaska where monitoring shorebird populations is a priority.
Required Knowledge & Skills:
Schedule: Part-time or full time position available.
Compensation: $1,000/month stipend for full time work.
Please note: Grant requires interns to be between the ages of 18-25 of Latino/Hispanic descent. It is mandatory for the intern to attend at least part of the conservation training which is scheduled to take place in California in February 2013. All expenses will be paid for.
For questions about the position please contact Natasha Kerr, Environment for the Americas at (720) 587-9272
Application Process: Fill out online application- http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Monterey_California
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.