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Outreach Internship

Posted 2013-12-24
At a Glance –

Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge
800 Great Creek Road
Oceanville, New Jersey

Job Type:
Internship (Full-Time)

Biological InternshipGeneral
Coastal Nesting Birds Internship
Environmental Education and Outreach Internship

Job Description

Wednesdays through Sundays, May 21 through September 1. Outreach intern will be stationed on the beach at the edge of a designated Wilderness area on Long Beach Island, NJ to greet visitors and promote a greater understanding of the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge and the importance of its Holgate Unit.

As one of New Jerseys last undeveloped barrier beaches, Holgate is an important and productive area for beach-nesting birdsincluding three New Jersey State-endangered beach- nesting bird species: the least tern, black skimmer, and the piping plover.

Intern will provide interpretation and information to promote visitor activities, public stewardship of the refuges biodiversity and foster support of wilderness lands and endangered species. Intern will also prepare and present interpretive walks and environmental education activities. One day a week, intern will help wildlife biologists with projects such as Saltmarsh inventory and Canada goose banding.

A Junior, Senior, recent graduate, or graduate student with background in environmental education, interpretation, public affairs, environmental studies or natural resources is desirable. In your resume, be sure to highlight your knowledge of natural history as well as your birding, computer, and public speaking skills. Ability to tolerate the sun, heat, biting bugs, and humidity is a plus.

Free, newly remodeled dormitory style housing is available. Interns are reimbursed for meals and incidental expenses at a rate of $181.50 per week.

Fax or email resume by February 1 to:
Sandy Perchetti, Volunteer Coordinator
609/652-1474 Fax

Hours: Full-Time
Type: Internship


Sandy Perchetti

Company Description

The Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge, where more than 47,000 acres of southern New Jersey coastal habitats are actively protected and managed for migratory birds. Forsythe is one of more than 550 refuges in the National Wildlife Refuge System administered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. The National Wildlife Refuge System is a network of lands and waters managed specifically for the protection of wildlife and wildlife habitat and represents the most comprehensive wildlife resource management program in the world.

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