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Kate McGrew <[log in to unmask]>
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Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:51:56 -0500
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Subject: Seabird animal care and research internship

There are openings for a spring unpaid internship positions at the U.S.
Geological Survey Patuxent Wildlife Research Center in Laurel, MD, starting
in late January/early February and continuing for the duration of the fall
semester. running through the fall semester. This internship involves
assisting with  animal care and research at a captive colony of sea ducks,
diving ducks, and red-throated loons. Primary responsibilities include:
assisting with daily care of birds and performing maintenance/cleaning tasks,
using behavioral training techniques to shape research behaviors, doing
behavioral observations, and assisting researchers with study trials. In
addition to the primary responsibilities listed, the intern may be asked to
assist with other captive animal colonies including raptors, quail and
cranes. 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 part-time during the work-week, and
requires a minimum of six (6) hours a week. Course credit through the
university may be possible with approval from your academic department. The
applicant must provide their own transportation to the center.

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

Contact Person: Kate McGrew
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