The Peregrine Fund - Propagation Data Intern
The Peregrine Fund is offering internships each Spring and Fall semesters with continued opportunities available during Summer break to graduate and undergraduate students. This program will provide an excellent opportunity for students to gain real-world experience working within a science-driven conservation organization that values public engagement. Students will work closely with professionals at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.
Interns must be available for their committed number of hours per credit in their stated internship semester (14 or 15 weeks in duration). Please note that students who are selected for internships will be responsible for completing all required paperwork, must pass a background check, and will make all arrangements of payment for credit hours at their institution if the student wishes to receive course credits from their institution.
This is an unpaid internship and course credit is optional. Typically, 3 course credit hours may be awarded for 135 hours of participation in the internship, but this may vary by institution and department.
Applications for the Fall 2022 semester must be received by 11:59pm on Friday, August 5th, 2022
Position Summary: The Propagation Intern will transcribe hand-written historical California Condor egg data (weight, size, development, issues, etc…) from the breeding records at the World Center for Birds of Prey into an accessible and more current system to allow for more robust research and analysis. The successful candidate will be completing this project alongside Propagation Staff and will be immersed in the experience and tasks required to breed endangered raptors. This internship requires some on-site hours while some can be completed remotely.
WHY The Peregrine Fund?
The Peregrine Fund was founded in 1970 to restore the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999. That success encouraged the organization to expand its focus and apply its experience and understanding to raptor conservation efforts on behalf of more than 100 species in 65 countries worldwide, including the California Condor and Aplomado Falcon in the United States. The organization is non-political, solution-oriented and hands-on, with a mission to restore rare species through captive breeding and releases, improve capacity for local conservation, conduct scientific research and environmental education, and conserve habitat. You can learn more about The Peregrine Fund at www.peregrinefund.org.
As a Peregrine Fund Intern, YOU will gain:
· An understanding of the threats and conservation solutions facing raptors worldwide
· Invaluable connections with experts in the field of raptor conservation and research
· Real-world experience working within a science-based international conservation organization
· Must be currently enrolled in undergraduate or graduate program in a field related to biology, environmental science, ecology, information technology, library science, or education
· Must be a team player with a positive attitude
· Must have excellent work ethic and have great attention to detail
· Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
· Be proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly Word and Excel, and Google Suite tools
· Must Pass a background check