Spend a season in beautiful Acadia National Park as you share your interest in birds and conservation with the visiting public as a Raptor Interpretation Intern.
Full Season: Mid-May to mid-October (priority given to applicants able to commit to the full season) (possible short seasons: mid-May to mid-August or mid-August to mid-October)
Work Schedule: 32 hours per week. Incumbent may work weekends and holidays.
Housing: Housing provided by the park. Shared housing with one to three roommates.
Stipend: $100 per week (plus free housing)
Uniform: Two shirts, hat, and jacket provided, plus $75 to defray the cost of other uniform items
Transportation: Transportation provided for job-related duties. Personal transportation recommended for off-duty hours.
Acadia National Park is home to peregrine falcons and eleven other migrating raptors. From mid-May through mid-August the raptor intern observes and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons on Mount Desert Island, usually at the Precipice, where peregrines have nested since 1991. From late August to mid-October the intern spots, identifies, counts, and documents migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet. The raptor intern engages thousands of visitors at these two sites, interpreting the natural history and conservation measures regarding raptors, as well as monitoring and collecting resource data. Two to three weeks of training will be provided, including orientation to the biology of peregrine falcons, hawk identification, the park and surrounding areas, resource issues, and interpretive skills. This training will be combined with other training sessions tailored to align with the intern’s experience and goals.
Required Knowledge and Skills
Desired Knowledge and Skills
For More Information, Contact Park Ranger Angi King Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone and/or email) for three references to:
c/o Angi King Johnston
P.O. Box 177
Bar Harbor, ME 04609
or send electronically to email@example.com.
Applications must be received by March 1, 2013.