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Alexander Vidal <[log in to unmask]>
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Wed, 31 Jan 2018 09:26:37 -0500
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Subject: PWRC Seaduck Care and Research Internship

The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking qualified applicants
for 1-2 part-time animal care interns with the Sea Bird Research Program in
Laurel, MD.  Positions would start as soon as possible and continue at least
through March, with extensions possible.  This internship involves assisting
with animal care and research at a captive colony of seaducks.  The colony
consists of 8 different species including diving and dabbling ducks.  Primary
responsibilities include:

•	Assisting with daily care of birds
•	Performing maintenance/cleaning tasks as assigned
•	Assisting in behavioral training techniques
•	Assisting with behavioral and transmitter design research
•	Assisting with other ongoing research projects at the colony as needed

Although this internship is focused on animal care opportunities to
participate in active research may be available.

The ideal applicant will have experience working with animals, be interested
in biological research, and be willing to work hard outside in all weather
conditions.  The internship is part time and requires a minimum of 8 hours a
week.  Course credit through your University may be possible with approval
from your academic department.  Applicant must provide their own
transportation to and from the center.

These positions offer an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated
individuals to obtain animal care and research experience under the
mentorship of U.S. Geological Survey staff and researchers.  Students and
recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Applications will be reviewed as
received and the positions will be filled as soon as possible.  If you are
interested, please send a resume, a schedule of available work hours and a
brief letter of interest to:

   Alexander Vidal ([log in to unmask])

Event Location: Laurel, MD
Contact Person: Alexander Vidal
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