Internship work will focus on seabird research, Latino community outreach, and bilingual environmental education. The intern will assist in a variety of shorebird surveys and also become familiar with career opportunities in the field of wildlife research, environmental education, and natural resource management. The intern will develop and deliver bilingual (English/Spanish) public presentations, work onsite with educators as part of Yaquina Head’s environmental education and interpretative programs, develop and implement outreach programs into the local Spanish-speaking communities and Spanish-speaking visitors of the site, and lead the International Migratory Bird Day Festival at Yaquina Head.
Knowledge of bird 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. This is a great opportunity for career shadowing and hands-on experience in the fields of wildlife biology and environmental education.
Wildlife fieldwork in Newport is conducted in rain and cold temperatures (and sometimes sunny days). This work is rewarding but is also physically challenging as many times you will be standing and viewing bird colonies for several hours. Intern should be in good shape and able to hike and work outdoors for long hours. Intern should also be able to work at sea on a research vessel and inflatable zodiac boats.
The duration of the internship is 6 months (March – September). Interns will be provided with lodging for the duration of the internship and compensated with a monthly stipend. Interns will also be required to participate in a weeklong training in San Diego (all expenses included) before the start of the internship. To be considered for this position, please click on the Apply link at the top menu and complete the application. Qualified candidates will be contacted for interviews for this position and any others that might be a suitable match.