Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Netting Intern - Washington DC

Location: Washington, DC
Start Date: May 20, 2019 
End Date: Aug 31, 2019
Last Date to Apply:  April 21, 2019
Hours:  Approximately 16-20 hours/week

Intern needed to assist biologist and technician in conducting mist netting for bats in Washington, DC. This work is part of a larger survey of the bat community of the National Capital region. The majority of the work will be conducted at NIGHT.  Must have own transportation. Housing NOT provided. Hours and days worked will vary, so candidate must have flexibility. Minimum of 2 nights/week required.

DUTIES:
Assist mist netting for bats
Assist tracking bats to roosts using telemetry
Assist collecting environmental data at bat roost locations. 
Assist conducting bat roost exit counts 
Assist conducting bat acoustical monitoring
Occasional data Entry

COMPENSATION:
Stipend: $3,500 ($233/weekly)

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must be able to:
Stand for 30-180 minute intervals
Hike/walk 1- 10 miles a day
Carry up to 30 pounds
Use hand-held and driving navigation tools 
Accurately record field data

PREFERRED:
Vaccinated for rabies

The ideal candidate will have experience with mist netting, identifying bats, and tracking with telemetry.

Please send resume/CV with three references to lindsay.rohrbaugh@dc.gov     
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