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Shorebird Management Internship

Posted on: 01/29/2019

Summary / Description

Shorebird interns will monitor and manage breeding populations of federally threatened piping plovers, state threatened Wilson’s plovers, American oyster catchers, and colonial nesting waterbirds. In addition, interns will respond to marine mammal and sea turtle stranding; assist with sea turtle nest monitoring and management; conduct federally endangered seabeach amaranth plant surveys; assist with invasive plant species monitoring and participate in environmental education and interpretation events.

More information at http://www.fws.gov/refuge/Chincoteague/what_we_do/internships.html

Skills Required

  • Recent college graduate or current student with a minimum of junior status in Wildlife Biology, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management, or related fields.
  • Must be able to work independently; must have good observational skills.
  • Valid state driver’s license, 4-wheel driving experience and must be comfortable riding ATVs.
  • Schedule flexibility (9 to 12 hours daily) including weekends and evening shifts.


Chincoteague, VA

Other Information

Intern Supervisor:
Emarie Ayala
Number of Slots Available:
Is free housing available:
Can international students be placed:

NCCOS delivers ecosystem science solutions for stewardship of the nation’s ocean and coastal resources, in direct support of NOS priorities, offices, and customers, and to sustain thriving coastal communities and economies.

National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science
1305 East West Highway, Rm 8110
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone: (240) 533-0300 / Fax: (301) 713-4353
Email: nccos.webcontent@noaa.gov

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