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Biological InternshipGeneral

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)

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Job Description

One full time intern needed primarily to assist with invasive plant species inventory, mapping and eradication. Interns will mechanically, biologically, and chemically control invasive plant species within the refuge boundary and monitor areas treated. Assist with biological surveys. Data collection will follow standardized wildlife inventory/monitoring procedures and may include: vegetation surveys, waterbird surveys, invertebrate sampling, and bathymetry surveys.

In addition, assist with water level management actions within refuge impoundments. Other duties as assigned include, but not limited to maintenance, construction, data entry, and office assistance.

Interns may be working long and variable hours in adverse conditions. Applicants must be in good physical condition, possess valid drivers license, be able to use kayak, canoe and/or other small non-motorized boats, have good communication and organizational skills, ability to work well with others, live in close quarters, and be an enthusiastic field worker.

Work vehicle and equipment provided. Familiarity with field research techniques, data collection procedures, and computer skills helpful.

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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