Subject: Seabird Care and Research Internship

The USGS Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is seeking qualified applicants
for unpaid interns with the Seabird Research Program in Laurel, MD. Positions
would start in late May and continue into late August. This internship
involves assisting with animal care and research at a captive colony of
seabirds that includes diving 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 are 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 full time and requires a minimum of 30 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 and brief letter of interest to Kate McGrew at [log in to unmask]

Contact Person: Kate McGrew
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