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Position Title: Wildlife Research/Community Education Coordinator

Position Location: Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area, Newport, Oregon.

Start Date:February 2014.

Deadline to Apply: November 20, 2013.

(Applications reviewed on a rolling basis)

Position Description:

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) invites you to apply for America’s Great Outdoors – Celebrate Shorebirds internship opportunity. Internship work will focus on bird research, Latino community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. The intern will also become familiar with career opportunities in the field of wildlife research, environmental education, and natural resource management. 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 state and federal wildlife professionals.

Responsibilities of the intern will include but are not limited to:

Field/Research Work Responsibilities

  • Conduct 10 weeks of shorebird monitoring and data entry.
  • Conduct observations to quantify disturbance to seabird breeding colonies caused by bald eagles and other predators.
  • Assist in monitoring seabird reproductive study plots.
  • Assist in conducting seabird nestling diet and feeding rate studies.
  • Perform literature searches on birds and macroinvertebrates.

Education and Outreach Responsibilities

  • Assist in the development and implementation of an outreach program to engage local communities in order to promote migratory bird conservation relating to public use on public lands.
  • Deliver onsite and offsite public presentations on bird identification and conservation to youth and adults.
  • Promote programs with local English and Spanish-language media (radio, newspapers, schools) and engages the local Spanish speaking community in order to promote conservation.
  • Serve as a natural history interpreter at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area.
  • Assist in leading field trips for 4th– 5th grade students participating in the USFWS Shorebird Sister Schools Program and Yaquina Head Tidepool Education.

Description of the America’s Great Outdoors grant:

Environment for the Americas (EFTA) will collaborate with Oregon State University, Hatfield Marine Science Center, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the Bureau of Land Management in Newport Oregon with this one internship position based at Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. This grant provides a comprehensive approach to engaging Latinos in natural resource careers and conservation action. This internship program 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 model, and increase awareness of conservation issues and careers in conservation.

Preferred Knowledge & Skills:

  • Must be able to work in cool and sometimes wet coastal marine environment
  • Ability to climb stairs and walk on slippery rocks
  • Fluency in Spanish and English languages
  • Some college course work in environmental education, natural resource management, wildlife biology, environmental science, or related field
  • A cooperative manner and the ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including some weekends, evenings, and overnight travel
  • Have clear written and oral communication skills
  • Effective cross-cultural communication skills, experience with public speaking, and ability to work with leaders, educators, and other community members in Lincoln County, Oregon
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license
  • Personal Vehicle is required
  • Complete a background check

Schedule: Full-time position

Compensation: $1,000/month stipend for full time work. Local commuting area candidates are desired but housing maybe available if selected from outside commuting area. Must have legal authorization to work in the United States.

Application Process: Please fill out online application,http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YaquinaHeadInternship

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 the conservation training in Monterey, California February 2014. All travel, food, and lodging will covered.

For more information visit environmentfortheamericas.wordpress.com or call Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area- Phone: 541-574-3142.

How to apply

Application Process: Please fill out online application,http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/YaquinaHeadInternship

Please note: Grant requires interns to be between the ages of 18-25 of Latino/Hispanic descent.

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