Friday, May 6, 2016

Undergrad Assistants - Seabird Research Program

USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center

Laurel, MD

Positions would start in late May and continue into late August. This unpaid internship involves assisting with animal care and research at a captive colony of seabirds that includes diving ducks and red-throated loons. 

Primary responsibilities include
  • Assisting with daily care of ducklings and adult birds
  • Performing maintenance/cleaning tasks as assigned
  • Assisting in behavioral training techniques
  • Conducting behavioral observations 
  • Although this internship is primarily focused on animal care, some opportunities to participate in active research are available. 

The ideal applicant:  Will have experience working with animals, be interested in biological research, and be willing to work hard outside in all weather conditions. The internship is full time and requires a minimum of 30 hours a week. Course credit through your University may be possible with approval from your academic department. Applicant must provide their own transportation to and from the center.

These positions offer an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated individuals to obtain animal care and research experience under the mentorship of U.S. Geological Survey researchers. Students and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. 

If interested: Please send a resume and brief letter of interest to Kate McGrew at