We are in search of passionate individuals interested in gaining experience in the avian care and seabird conservation field. Interns will be exposed to all aspects of the daily care of the translocated chicks with an emphasis on daily cleaning and food preparation. Interns will also gain training on seabird social attraction techniques and aspects of habitat restoration, including out-planting and predator control. Interns will go through and initial orientation to gain a basic understanding of avian husbandry in the conservation field and continue to refine these skills throughout the internship. Interns will also shadow members of the PRC Animal Care team throughout the duration of the internship to learn through observation about avian care, feeding and holding techniques. Please keep in mind, due to the nature of this project and permitting restrictions, handling of the chicks is limited.
Our Seabird Translocation Projects involves the social attraction and translocation of Laysan and Black-footed Albatrosses, Bonin Petrels and Tristram's Storm Petrels to create new colonies safe from sea level rise. For more information on these projects visit www.pacificrimconservation.org or www.islandarks.org
This is a non-paid internship, interns are responsible for all housing, transportation and living expenses. Credit for college work experience requirements can be given.
COVID-19 Policies and Precautions:
As our work is considered essential, our translocation projects will proceed as planned for 2021. However, to ensure the safety of our entire staff, our interns and provide the best care for our translocated chicks, we will require each of our interns to strictly follow our COVID-19 policies, which include but are not limited to:
- Adhere to all of the COVID-19 guidelines as mandated by the State of Hawaii
- Wear a mask while at work and anytime you will be out in public (visiting the grocery store, drug store, etc.)
- Social distance yourself at the workplace and in your personal life.
During interviews we will also share any COVID-19 policy updates.
We appreciate your understanding and patience during these changing times and in following these guidelines as we strive to provide the healthiest work place possible.
How to Apply:
Click here to submit your resume, cover letter and contact information for two references.
If you have any questions/ concerns or problems with your application please contact:
Leilani@pacificrimconservation.org with the subject heading, “Seabird Restoration Internship 2021”