Part-time Amphibian Conservation Intern Volunteer Position(s), New Jersey
POSITION: Seeking 1-2 undergraduate intern(s) to assist part-time on a field
study of leopard frog survival at a research site in the New Jersey
Pinelands. This study will look at basic survival of young, post-metamorphic
frogs in the wild. This short-term project should provide an excellent
opportunity to gain basic field research training and experience without
having to commit a lot of time during the summer (only 4-6 hours weekly).
REQUIREMENTS: The intern(s) must have their own housing, reliable vehicle,
wading boots (if possible), and a valid driver's license. Some light
dirt-road driving will be required. Applicants should be reliable,
confident, and strong on leadership and decision-making skills. Applicants
should also have some prior field experience if possible and be comfortable
working in secluded wilderness (forests and shallow wetlands) and taking
precise and organized notes.
DUTIES: After receiving training, the intern(s) will count and monitor
survival of small groups of leopard frogs. May need to work independently or
in a two-person team. The intern(s) will be required to take careful field
notes, record basic field data accurately on data forms, and maintain and
monitor field equipment and research plots.
SCHEDULE: Starting June 1 through late July 2010. Will require 2-3 hours of
work per visit, with visits ranging from 1-2 times per week. Weekdays or
weekends are fine, however students must commit to being available any day
following substantial rain storms.
PAY RATE: A small stipend will be provided to cover basic costs of gas and
CONTACT: Email resumes and/or inquiries to
Graduate Program in Ecology & Evolution
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