Stewardship Assistant Internship

The Delaware Chapter of The Nature Conservancy, in partnership with the University of Delaware, offers two internship positions to Natural Resource Management and Wildlife Conservation students at UD. The Stewardship Assistant internship is funded by The Nature Conservancy and will be administered through University of Delaware.

About us: The Nature Conservancy is the leading conservation organization working to make a positive impact around the world in more than 30 countries, all 50 United States, and your backyard. Founded in 1951, the mission of The Nature Conservancy is to conserve the lands and waters on which all life depends. Visit www.nature.org/aboutus to learn more. Since its beginning in 1990, the Delaware Chapter has worked to protect over 30,000 acres in Delaware and owns and manages 6 Preserves totaling over 5,000 acres. Visit www.nature.org/delaware to learn more about the Delaware Chapter.

Stewardship Assistant Positions: Stewardship Assistant positions are short-term internships beginning June 01 and ending July 29. Interns will work an average of 21 hours per week, over 3 consecutive days per week for a total of 189 internship hours. Work will be focused on our Preserves. Interns will work out of The Nature Conservancy’s Milton office in conjunction with the chapter’s Land Steward who will be directing the internship. Interns will work together to complete field work and are required to have valid driver’s licenses to use The Nature Conservancy’s vehicle for field travel. Housing may be provided at The Nature Conservancy’s Edward H. McCabe Preserve. Details of housing will be further discussed with top candidates.

Essential Functions:
· Assist with TNC’s annual preserve monitoring and reporting which involves both field and office work.
· Assist with restoration projects. Work may include manual invasive species control, herbicide application or other work requiring physical exertion.
· Assist with data collection including but not limited to seedling survivorship and fire effects.
· Assist with basic preserve maintenance work including trail maintenance, property boundary posting, and kiosk display updates.
· Most of the work for this internship will be independent and will require good writing and decision-making skills.
· Other projects may develop over the course of the internship.

Qualifications:
· UD junior or senior year student currently enrolled as a Natural Resource Management or Wildlife Conservation major is preferred.
· Ability to perform work independently and in a team setting, occasionally in adverse conditions and in remote locations.
· Experience with or working knowledge of natural systems is preferred.
· Strong writing skills and familiarity with all basic business software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.
· Prior experience with power tools such as mowers and chain saws is preferred.
· Basic ArcGIS skills or experience is preferred but not required.

Auto Safety Policy: This position requires a valid driver’s license and compliance with the Conservancy’s Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered “high risk drivers.” Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.
Acceptance into this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective internee’s motor vehicle record.

Please contact Dr. Buler at jubler@udel.edu if you have any further questions and email hi your application materials (cover letter, resume, and contact info for 3 references) by April 6, 2020.

Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections- Several Positions Available

About ABCC:
ABCC is a private organization with a mission to provide connections between animals and people through education and interaction via demonstration of natural behaviors. As a consequence of our programs we instill a sense of inspiration and conservation stewardship amongst guests. We are able to do this by working with our animal partners using voluntary approaches to animal training and communication. Our educational free flight programs are featured at schools, State Parks, National Wildlife Refuges, Universities and Zoos throughout the US.

Expectations for all Positions:
Will support staff and operation. Able and willing to take instructions and implement program as directed; Able to work independently or together in a team to achieve set goals of ABCC; Be comfortable interacting and speaking with visitors; Be willing to learn and reach competency in caring for multiple bird species; Daily care, food prep, feeding and cleaning of bird enclosures; Follow husbandry and training protocol as directed; Able to work indoors and outdoors; Able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs; Must be drug and drama free; Other duties as assigned.

Position: Seasonal Bird Trainer & Educator
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Date: May 15 to September 9, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two professional references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video communicating skills and interest in the position
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Seasonal 2020”

Description:
ABCC has a seasonal bird show trainer and educator position available for the passionate individual with the desire to work with free-flight birds. The position can be renewable and/or advance into additional role. The suitable professional will have the opportunity to learn and work in a team with a focus on freeflight, natural behaviors. The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, public interaction and presentation.

Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few.
The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed.  We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred.  Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess a passion for working with birds and be motivated to receive instructions and open to learning. Experience with animal behavior, wildlife education, animal care or related experiences preferred.

Position: Internship: Animal Care and Training
Organization: Animal Behavior & Conservation Connections, LLC (ABCC)
Location: Eastern US; Delaware
Session Dates: Session 1: May 30 to June 30, 2020; Session 2: July 1 to Sept 1, 2020
Application Deadline: March 31, 2020, 5 PM
Apply by submitting:
-Resume with two references
-Letter of interest
-Optional thirty seconds video describing a subject of personal interest
-Student may request for session 1 or 2 when applying.
-Submit to Phung T. Luu at ptluu@msn.com with the subject line “ABCC Internship 2020”

Description:
We have two internship sessions available to qualified students this summer. The position is for thirty four hours, five days per week. The position is based on the east coast and may be required to participate in weekends, holidays, and occasional evenings. Flexible schedule and ability to travel is preferred.
The position requires hands-on animal care, husbandry, bird training, and public interaction.
Our diverse bird team includes: Jays, Conures, Amazons, Macaws, Hawks, Falcons, Owls, Vultures, Hornbills and Storks to name a few. The position will receive training for husbandry, care and training for working with a free-flight bird collection.
Our team members are expected to be honest, reliable, organized and work well together to accomplish ABCC’s goals. Staff are expected to work weekends, holidays and evenings as needed. We work in multiple locations and the ability to be flexible in relocation as assigned is preferred. Housing is provided at Zoo show locations.

Qualifications:
The qualified student will possess a passion for learning, seeks answers and pursues knowledge and practice of animal care and behavior. Must be comfortable around animals and a variety of free-flight bird species.

UD Spring Career & Internship Fair

200+ employers will be in attendance. One side of the Little Bob will be for All Majors and the other for Engineering, Science & Technology majors. All class years are welcome as you can gather information about career paths as well as find jobs and internships.

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Career Fair Prep

 

Get your resume prepped and last minute advice before the Spring Career & Internship Fairs. Employers representing all career communities, including Agriculture & Environment, will be present to conduct resume reviews. Career counselors will be available to discuss readiness tips. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students.

https://udel.joinhandshake.com/events/423134/share_preview

Smithsonian Gardens Summer 2020 Internships

The Smithsonian Gardens have multiple internship positions available in horticulture, greenhouse and interiorscapes production, orchid collections where interns will not only work with the orchids but assist in a massive virus testing effort currently being undertaken, and plant health specialist internship that will focus on integrated pest management, pest identification, and biological control implementation.

The deadline has been extended for the summer applications, to February 15th for online application submissions.  Internships generally run for 8-12 weeks depending on the needs of the student. Internships usually begin in either May or June and weekly stipends are granted based on the needs of the student should they get accepted.

For more information including a list of all available internships and the online submission portal visit: https://gardens.si.edu/learn/internships/