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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Avian Breeding Internship

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center, a not-for-profit, AZA accredited organization; the avian internship focus is on the breeding season of the highly endangered Attwater’s Prairie Chicken. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center offers its Avian Internship from April to August (dates are flexible).  This breeding program is paramount in the reintroduction and recovery of this species of grouse. Interns take part in the daily feeding, cleaning, diet preparation, visual observations, recording embryonic and chick development, daily assessments and treatments with the veterinary staff. Healthy chicks are then slotted for future breeding, or for the annual U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service release program. Applicants must be available from early April through July – August. This internship is only available during the spring semester.

Experience Required

Candidates should have an interest in and dedication to wildlife conservation. Must be graduated or out of school due to the internship coinciding with the breeding season of the Attwater’s prairie chicken. Interns will be required to work weekends, holidays and in inclement weather including 100º temperatures. Strong communication and organizational skills are necessary as well as attention to fine details. Being able to work independently but in a team atmosphere is also required. Similar to the other internships at Fossil Rim, on-site housing and transportation are provided.

Further Comments

Onsite housing and stipend are available. Resumes will be accepted through April 1st, 2017 for the upcoming Spring season. This internship is only available during the spring semester.

Salary

Stipend $300/month

How to Apply

Application Deadline: April 1st Please submit cover letter, resume, 3 contactable references. Contact Person: Cara Burch Phone Number: 254 898-4248 E-mail : carab@fossilrim.org

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2155 County Road 2008
Glen Rose, TX 76043

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