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2008 INTERN POSITIONS

Operation Migration seeks three interns to assist with its work on the Whooping Crane reintroduction project. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Mature adults and those with bird handling experience or a background in animal husbandry, biology, etc will be given preference.


 

INTERN POSITION 'A'

One intern is needed to work with OMs crew solely at the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD from mid April through mid July (12 14 weeks). The Intern A position is paid a weekly stipend of $125 for a five-day work week. Non-local residents will be provided with on-site accommodation.
 
duties at patuxent, md include:
? hands-on care and rearing of Whooping Crane chicks;
? exercising, early training and assistance imprinting chicks on ultralight aircraft
? maintenance, cleaning training yards, chick pens, carpets, and mopping floors;
? mowing grass
? assisting with detailed record keeping;
? contributing content for website field journal.

INTERN POSITIONS 'B' AND 'C'

Two interns are needed from mid-April through to the end of the annual migration (approx. mid-December). These positions begin at Patuxent in MD, move to Necedah, WI for the summer, and will travel from WI to FL for the fall migration. Non-local residents will be provided with on-site accommodation and a weekly stipend of $125 for a five day work week while at Patuxent. While in Necedah and on migration Interns will be provided with meals and accommodation in OMs motorhomes and trailers and receive a weekly stipend of $105 for a five-day work week.

duties at patuxent, md include:
(see above).

duties at necedah nwr, wi include:
? move to Necedah in Necedah, WI late June or early July
? care and feeding of Whooping crane chicks
? continue socialization, exercising, training, conditioning
? maintenance of pens and equipment, lawn mowing
? assistance with early imprinting on ultralight aircraft
? assisting with detailed record keeping;
? contributing content for website field journal.

duties on fall migration include:
? traveling from WI to FL
? care and feeding of Whooping crane chicks
? cleaning/maintenance of pens and equipment, lawn mowing
? performing bird and pen checks
? setting up/tearing down travel pens
? driving motorhomes/trucks hauling trailers
? contributing content for website field journal.

what are we looking for?
1. A mature, enthusiastic, self-starter willing/able to work very long hours, and perform hard physical labor.
2. Stamina to wear full costume in extreme heat and discipline to adhere to no talking protocol.
3. Someone possessing the ability to both take direction and work without supervision.
4. Compatibility with diverse personalities; able to live and work in close quarters under adverse conditions.
5. Patience, tolerance, and a sense of humor are necessary.

valued assets:
1. A mechanical aptitude.
2. Motorhome/trailer towing experience.
3. Education /outreach/writing skills or experience.

Applicants should send a cover letter and resume via email to info@operationmigration.org. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.