Careers in the Plant Sciences

Restoration Ecology or Wildlife Ecology Apprenticeship

The Wilds - Cumberland, OH, US

Position Title: Restoration Ecology or Wildlife Ecology Apprenticeship
Position Type: Technician
Application Review Begins: Friday, March 17, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, August 25, 2017
Institution: The Wilds
Department/Division: Restoration Ecology
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Cumberland, OH, US
General Information: The Wilds is one of the largest and most innovative conservation centers in the world, offering diverse training programs for early career professionals. Applicants can choose from either a Wildlife Ecology Apprenticeship, or Restoration Ecology Apprenticeship.
Qualifications/Requirements: Schedule: Five days per week. 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, six-month positions available starting either May 15, 2017 or early September 2017 (exact date to be determined). In May we will also have a limited number of 3 month positions available. No monetary compensation is offered.
Responsibilities: Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate in wildlife and vegetation studies and receive field training on a variety of ecological studies in wetland, forest, stream & grassland habitats. Apprentices will have the opportunity to develop their own independent research project involving field, lab, and/or computer modeling components.
• Wildlife Typical tasks: Survey and monitoring for wildlife populations, habitat measurement, implementing habitat improvements and monitoring wildlife recovery, genetic analysis, population modeling, and report writing.
• Restoration Typical tasks: implementing habitat improvements and monitoring ecosystem recovery through invasive plant management, vegetation and wildlife surveys, environmental monitoring, photo point collection, data analysis and report writing.
• Training: field methods (species identification, survey protocols, research methodology), laboratory methods (genetic techniques, microscope work), GPS & GIS applications / map making, biological monitoring and application of wildlife research techniques or land management and restoration techniques
Application Instructions (submission methods, etc.): For more information, including potential projects, expectations, and how to apply, please visit:
https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/home/about/join-our-team/internships/wildlife-ecology-or-restoration-ecology-apprenticeship
Compensation Range:
Contact Name: Rebecca Swab, rswab@thewilds.org