During the summer of 2012, Seney NWR will offer up to three (3) Applied Sciences Program internships. These positions will last for up to 12 weeks, with some flexibility in starting and ending dates. Assigned duties will be wide-ranging and will provide an immersion in ecology and land management. While the primary goal of the internship is to provide Seney NWR with field assistants, consideration is given to providing interns a broader glimpse of professional expectations within the field. Because of this, interns will be challenged as one would many M.S. students.
Specific assigned duties may include assisting with biological and ecological assessments and inventories (e.g., forest stand assessments and inventories, ecosystem mapping, bird surveys and censuses, frog and toad surveys, colonial waterbird surveys); assisting with habitat management (e.g., forest management, invasive species management, colonial waterbird habitat management); and assisting with on-going research projects. Daily work is often weather-dependent, with some work done rain or shine.