Monday, February 13, 2017

Seabird Care and Research Internship
Patuxent Wildlife Research Center
 
The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking qualified applicants for 1-2 part-time
animal care interns with the Sea Bird Research Program in Laurel, MD.
 
Positions would start in Late February or Early March and continue into late May. This internship involves assisting with animal care and research at a captive colony of seaducks. The colony consists of 8 different species including diving and dabbling ducks. 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 may be 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 part time and requires a minimum of 6 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 you are interested, please send a resume, a schedule of available work hours and a brief letter of interest to: Alexander Vidal (avidal@usgs.gov).