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Internship Opportunity

Little St. George Island Sea Turtle Nest Surveyor

Posted on: 01/29/2019

Summary / Description

The successful applicant will assist with the Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve’s sea turtle nesting beach surveys on Little St. George Island, FL, an uninhabited barrier island. Surveys consist of patrolling the beach in search of sea turtle crawls, determining if a nest was made, marking nests, and monitoring nests throughout the incubation period.

ANERR is a partnership between NOAA and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The office is run by the state of FL, but we have hosted numerous NOAA scholars and interns in the past.

Skills Required

  • Suitable for undergraduates or recent graduates.
  • Required – Ability to work long hours in the field during harsh conditions, ability to work independently and as part of a team, data management skills, ability to lift 50 pounds, ability to walk up to 5 miles in soft sand, experience with GPS units, proficiency with MS Office programs and electronic data collection.
  • Desired – familiarity with ESRI’s programs and apps (ArcGIS Online, Collector, Survey123), Microsoft Access experience, boat operation experience, UTV/ATV experience.
  • A demonstrated ability to work independently and learn quickly can substitute for desired skills.
  • Must demonstrate a positive demeanor and attitude while working in hot, humid, buggy conditions.

Location

Eastpoint, FL

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Chris Matechik
Number of Slots Available:
1
Is free housing available:
Yes
Can international students be placed:
Yes
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