Tin Mountain Conservation Center is a non-profit organization providing environmental programs that foster greater awareness and understanding of the natural environment for school children, adults, and families. Interns will be paired with staff mentors who will provide orientation, establish weekly work plans, and help network with other organizations.
The Avian Ecology Project focuses on two main areas of research: monitoring breeding birds and forest habitat changes associated with forest management. Tin Mountain is offering a 3-month internship for this project. The long-term breeding bird survey was initiated in 2007 to inventory all species using the 140-acre sanctuary during April-July while also training young professionals in habitat protection. Weekly visits to 37 permanent study plots generate information about population trends that only long-term studies can provide. In addition, nest searching and a banding station will be established to track movement/behavior of returning migrants. The intern will work with volunteers and staff to collect/analyze data and report results. The ecological monitoring of timberlands is part of Tin Mountain’s sustainability principles for managing its 1,200 acres of timberlands in Conway. The intern will sample and compare a three-year cut, five-year cut, six-year cut, and control (uncut) stands of to determine whether important forest structures (both qualitatively and quantitatively) are retained to adequately provide for resident wildlife.
The avian ecology internship will begin late spring/summer 2017 and run for 3 months, depending on availability.
Compensation is $1000/month plus housing.
Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Nora Dufilho (firstname.lastname@example.org