Subject: Animal Care Internship with Sea Bird Research Program- USGS Patuxent
Wildlife Research Center
The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking qualified applicants
for two part-time animal care interns with the Sea Bird Research Program in
Positions would start in early September and continue into late December.
This internship involves assisting with animal care and research at a captive
colony of seabirds that includes diving ducks, dabbling ducks and
red-throated loons. Primary responsibilities include:
• Assisting with daily care of ducklings and adult birds
• Performing maintenance/cleaning tasks as assigned
• Assisting in behavioral training techniques
• Conducting behavioral observations
Although this internship is primarily focused on animal care some
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 6 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 researchers. Students and recent
graduates are encouraged to apply. If you are interested, please send a
resume, a schedule of available work hours and a brief letter of interest to
Heather Calabrese ([log in to unmask]).
Event Location: USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center, Laurel, MD.
Contact Person: Heather Calabrese
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]