Internships

*Please note that this year’s positions have been filled and we are no longer accepting applications.

 

Great Hollow offers two paid internships to undergraduate or graduate students who are majoring in the natural sciences and have a strong academic record and an interest in field biology. Interns work under the Executive Director on our summer research projects through which they gain experience with various field techniques and data collection methods. Interns also occasionally help with invasive plant removal, trail maintenance, miscellaneous office duties, facility maintenance, care of education animals, community events, and kids’ education programs, and otherwise contribute to the general day-to-day operation of Great Hollow. Internships typically begin in mid- to late May and last 8 weeks, although start and end dates are usually flexible. Compensation includes a weekly stipend of $300 along with shared, on-site housing and free utilities.

This year (2019) we are specifically seeking interns who have prior experience conducting field work on birds. At least one intern must be experienced with mist-netting and banding of songbirds to the extent that he/she is qualified to do so independently and unsupervised. Two of our summer research projects in 2019 will require frequent mist-netting at Great Hollow and another nearby study site. Both interns must have strong eastern bird identification skills (by sight and sound). In addition to mist-netting and conducting point-counts of birds, the 2019 interns will also assist with projects that involve sampling ticks and other invertebrates, operation of acoustic bat recorders and automated identification software, radio-tracking turtles, and potentially cover-object surveys of herptiles.

Other Minimum Qualifications:

-Completion of at least 2 full years of a 4-year university program, majoring in natural resources, conservation biology, ecology, wildlife management, or a similar field.
-GPA of 3.0 or above.
-Ability to enjoy working outdoors under adverse conditions.
-Physically fit and able to work long days on rugged terrain.
-English fluency.
-Ability to communicate effectively.
-Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
​-Ability to live in shared on-site housing with respect for others (for applicants in need of housing).
-Previous field biology experience and a familiarity with the flora and fauna of the Northeast.
-Proof of health insurance coverage.

All applicants must also be U.S. citizens or have authorization to work in the U.S. prior to submitting their application.

Applications for the Summer 2019 season will be accepted from January 1st until the deadline of April 1st. Applications are reviewed in the order in which they are received. To apply, please email (as a single PDF) a cover letter that outlines your experience, interests, and goals; a resume/CV; and contact info and your relationship to at least two references to gro.w1558283225olloh1558283225taerg1558283225@ofni1558283225. Please label the PDF as “Last name_first name” and put “Last name_2019 Internship Application” in the subject line of your email.