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Internship: Community Science Carnivore Research Internship
October 11, 2018
Cascadia Wild seeks an intern to support operations of the Wolverine Tracking Project, a community science project that uses wildlife cameras and snow tracking surveys to monitor rare carnivores on the Mt Hood National Forest. The intern will gain experience in all aspects of supporting a field-based citizen science research project, including data processing and analysis, volunteer management, and equipment maintenance. Work will be done at Cascadia Wild’s Northeast Portland office on a regular weekly schedule. Hours are flexible. The intern will also have the opportunity to participate in additional fieldwork on weekends as availability allows. See our website for a full job description.
- Interest in or experience with Pacific Northwest wildlife.
- Proficiency with spreadsheets, email, electronic file management, and digital photo sharing.
- Ability to carefully follow written documentation, including checklists and data collection procedures.
- Ability to review digital photographs for species identification with efficiency and accuracy. Training and support in species ID is provided.
- Excellent writing ability.
- Good communication skills.
- Positive attitude and willingness to learn.
- Extremely high degree of dependability.
This internship is unpaid, but provides excellent experience in supporting an ongoing wildlife research project, and the opportunity to take most Cascadia Wild classes at no cost during the internship.
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 11.
- your résumé
- a cover letter explaining 1) your interest in this internship and what you hope to gain from it, 2) why you are a good fit to perform the described duties, and 3) your availability to take on a weekly commitment in NE Portland from Oct 15 – April 30.