Wildlife Intern - Summer Youth Position

Temporary

Applications Close: Ongoing

Purpose

Student interns will be provided practical on-the-job training experience related to wildlife management, data collection, habitat restoration, and wildlife monitoring. The benefit of these opportunities is to recruit and train potential employees seeking careers in wildlife management, research and conservation and develop a great knowledge base of wildlife and are expected to gain the ability to develop and refine academic and professional goals as well as understand the structure and operation.

July 5, 2022 to August 29, 2022

Responsibilities

Interns are involved in various conservation initiatives and projects within the game reserve and assist in all areas of reserve needs and operations. They will assist in relative field work to observe, collect data, analyses and enter the data to our systems. Along with this, students will participate in workshops, training, and brain storming sessions to enhance our conservation driven research initiatives. The intern be assigned to an ongoing project to ensure that they contribute towards long term sustainable goals with aims to impact wildlife, most notably cultural rules/regulations documentation and taking the knowledge and turning it into a social media platform for the community viewing. The Intern position may assist in planning, guiding and supervising WMFN Lands summer students. Other duties may be assigned during the work term.

Requirements

Education and Work Experience:

To be considered for an internship: You must be a student, currently enrolled in high school, undergraduate degree program in a college or university, preferably in a biological/ecological sciences related field, during the internship. You may be required to provide your college transcripts to verify your education status. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable

  • Must be in reasonably good physical health as interns will be involved with work on foot and hikes
  • Safety tickets including H2S, First Aid level 1 and PAL or the willingness to take the courses.
  • A passion for wildlife and conservation is essential.
  • Currently studying environmental science/biology/animal behavior/ecology or related field would be beneficial

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Research and assist with summer student supervision.
  • Data collection, analysis and entry Wildlife tracking via foot and vehicle
  • Species identification and behavior analysis Project management
  • Main project for the term of this position is research cultural wildlife regulations/rules
  • Assist staff with general wildlife management activities.
  • Assist staff with habitat maintenance and improvements to benefit wildlife.
  • Assist staff in conducting wildlife monitoring and data collection.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to: jobs@westmo.org