Careers in the Plant Sciences

Restoration or Wildlife Ecology Apprentice

The Wilds - Cumberland, OH, United States

Position Title: Restoration or Wildlife Ecology Apprentice
Position Type: Technician
Application Review Begins: Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Application Deadline: Friday, August 18, 2017
Institution: The Wilds
Department/Division: Restoration Ecology or Wildlife Ecology Departments
Field (e.g., systematics):
City: Cumberland, OH, United States
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. The Wildlife Ecology and Restoration Ecology positions are parallel, the main difference will be your primary supervisor and the focus of your project.

Schedule: Five days per week. 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, six-month positions available starting September 5th, 2017. Spring positions will start in February. Applications for September will begin now, spring applications will be reviewed starting in October. No monetary compensation is offered.
Qualifications/Requirements: 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
Responsibilities: Apprentices gain hands-on experience, participate in vegetation and wildlife 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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: Unpaid
Contact Name: Dr. Rebecca Swab, rswab@thewilds.org