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Sara Therrien <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:41:59 -0400
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Subject: Seabird Animal Care and Research Summer Internship

Seabird Animal Care and Research Internship and Volunteer Positions – There
is an opening for a summer unpaid internship position at the U.S. Geological
Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, starting in May after
classes are over and running through the summer. This internship involves
assisting with foraging research and animal care at a captive colony of sea
ducks, diving ducks, and red-throated loons. Primary responsibilities
include: assisting with egg collection and raising of new chicks, assisting
with daily care of birds, using behavioral training techniques to shape
research behaviors, observation of research trials, data entry and analysis,
and maintenance/cleaning tasks. The ideal applicant will have experience
working with animals, be interested in biological research, and be willing to
work outside in all weather conditions. The internship is full-time
preferred, but part time (at least two full days per week) may be accepted.
Course credit through the university may be possible. The applicant must
provide their own transportation to the center.

We are also looking for volunteers that can commit a minimum of 2 hours per
week. These volunteer positions involve feeding the colony and assisting with
the animal care and research, but to a lesser degree than the internship.

These positions offer an excellent opportunity for qualified and motivated
individuals to obtain research and animal care experience under the
mentorship of both University of Maryland faculty/graduate students and U.S.
Geological Survey researchers. If you are interested, please send a resume
and brief letter of interest to Sara Therrien at [log in to unmask]

Contact Person: Sara Therrien
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