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UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIPS 2012-13: CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
We invite applications for internship positions at Hastings Reservation working on one of the continuing long-term studies of Acorn Woodpeckers and Western Bluebirds. Interns are involved in many aspects of the studies, from bandingbirds to conducting behavioral observations and censusing color-marked individuals. The experience is designed to be one of total immersion six days per week. Assistants are most frequently recent graduates in ecology or animal behavior but we are always interested in undergraduates who would like to have experience working during the summer or are taking time off to obtain field experience. Prior experience with birds (especially the ability to read colorbands) is desirable but not required. Self-motivation, enthusiasm for research, a willingness to sit in blinds for extended periods, and an ability to tackle the rigors of field work are a must. Positions include a modest stipend, housing, and/or university credit.
For more information regarding the positions studying Acorn Woodpeckers, contact Eric Walters at:
For western bluebirds, contact Janis Dickinson at: