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.
Applications due March 3, 2014.
Full Season: Late-May to mid-October. Priority given to applicants able to commit to the full season. (possible short seasons: late-May thru July or 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 four 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 nesting and migrating raptors. From late-May through July the raptor intern monitors and interprets the activities of peregrine falcons at Champlain Mountain (and other nesting sites), where peregrines have nested since 1991. From mid-August to mid-October the intern counts and identifies migrating raptors from atop Cadillac Mountain at 1,530 feet at a twenty-year citizen science program. 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 scientific 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