Department of Biology - Internship Opportunities
The Baldwin/White Cloud Ranger District, located in western lower Michigan, is looking for volunteers to assist with monitoring and management activities for the federally endangered Karner blue butterfly in 2013. Volunteers are needed to help conduct surveys between mid-June and mid-August and to help plant native nectar species in September. There are opportunities for individuals of all skill levels to participate. Training will be provided. Interested parties can volunteer during weekdays, for a few days, or a week or more. Limited mileage reimbursement and housing may be available upon request.
The assistance of volunteers is vital to meet our recovery goals for the Karner blue butterfly! In 2006, we did not have the help of volunteers and were only able to monitor 298 acres of Karner blue butterfly habitat. Thanks to volunteer participation, we now monitor an average of 896 acres per year! In addition, volunteers have helped improve over 65 acres of savanna habitat!
Please choose to volunteer this year and help conserve a locally endangered species. If you have already signed-up to volunteer this coming field season, thank you for being so generous with your time!
For those interested in obtaining work experience, paid internships also are available. Between mid-May and mid-August, interns will help conduct surveys for a variety endangered, threatened, and sensitive fish and wildlife species and assist with habitat improvement projects.
If you are interested in participating in the 2013 field season please contact Heather Keough at 231-745-4631 x 3111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heather Keough, PhDAssistant RangerWildlife, Botany, Fisheries, and WatershedHuron-Manistee National ForestsPO Box DBaldwin, MI 49304(231) 745-4631 x 3111 Work(231) 233-8783
2) Shiawassee Refuge Internship Opportunities
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge has full time internship opportunities for this summer and the entire year to work in biology, maintenance and visitor services. A $25 daily stipend will be provided and lodging is available. These positions are ideal for college or high school students during the summer break, college graduates needing income until they find a permanent job, or retirees.
Biological tasks include invasive plant control, GPS mapping, collecting hydrology data, and assisting with wildlife surveys. Maintenance tasks include taking care of grounds and trails, boundary posting, painting, and staining. Visitor services tasks include assisting with school groups, providing information to visitors, and assist with leading tours.
If you are interested in an internship opportunity please send your resume to Steven Kahl at email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> by May 1 to qualify for the first round of selections
Steven F. Kahl
Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge
6975 Mower Rd.
Saginaw, MI 48603-9783
P (989) 777-5930 ext 16
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