You’ll be asked to submit 2-3 references, a cover letter, résumé and signed Essential Capabilities document with the application.
The Prairie Dog Conflict Resolution Team as an opportunity for field interns (click to view position description) to learn hands-on techniques and skills needed to successfully run and maintain an active relocation for prairie dogs.
Interns will learn the techniques and processes for trap setting, monitoring, handling, data collection, release site preparation, dye-marking, and placement at release site. They’ll also have the opportunity to observe and learn about behavioral differences within the species, and collaborate and network with government and non-government agencies and organizations employing wildlife coexistence and landscape planning for the prairie dog ecosystem.
Strong intern applicants meet the following requirements:
- Able to meet the requirements specified in the Essential Capabilities document with or without reasonable accommodation
- Able to work outside in the heat
- Good eyesight (or corrected vision) and hearing
- Able to walk long distances over uneven terrain
- Not fearful of handling wildlife
- An interest in wildlife field work, or some basic education on wildlife
- Tetanus and rabies immunizations recommended
The position location is in urban and rural prairie dog colonies; Colorado-focused. Ideally, applicants will reside in the Denver or Boulder areas. The role requires a commitment of 20-40 hours per week for approximately 3-6 months. Stipend is available.
Interns must pass a criminal background check and sign a waiver and release of liability.