Summer Carnivore Research Internship

Tuesday, May 3rd from 10:00am to Monday, October 31st, 2022 2:00pm (CT)

About

Cascadia Wild, a Portland-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit, seeks an intern to support the operations the Wolverine Tracking Project, a community science project that uses wildlife camera, snow tracking, and scat surveys to monitor rare carnivores and other wildlife in the Mt. Hood National Forest. The intern will gain experience in all aspects of supporting a field-based community science research project, including data processing and analysis, volunteer management, and community outreach. Work generally takes place on the weekdays and will be mostly remote, but we will also require at least 1 day of work at our NE Portland office on Tuesdays of each week. This internship is unpaid but provides excellent experience in supporting an ongoing wildlife research project, with opportunities to participate in additional field work and to take most Cascadia Wild classes (in subjects such as wildlife tracking, botany, wilderness navigation, and more) at no cost during the internship.

Duties include
  • Reviewing photos captured by motion-activated cameras to identify wildlife species
  • Entering survey and volunteer data into spreadsheets and maps
  • Organizing and maintaining survey equipment and inventory
  • Writing weekly newsletters and monthly blog posts, creating weekly social media posts
  • Assisting with seasonal trainings of volunteers and incoming interns
  • Assisting with volunteer outreach and recruitment
  • Compiling and analyzing data for a seasonal review
  • Tentative: Assisting in planning of the spring volunteer and member appreciation party
  • Additional projects as availability allows

To apply, please email the following to info@cascadiawild.org by 5:00pm April 18, 2022:
  • your résumé
  • a cover letter explaining 1) your interest in this internship and what you hope to gain from it, 2) why you are a good fit to perform the described duties, and 3) your availability to take on a weekly commitment from May 3 - October 31, 2022 for 20-25 hours per week.
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Requirement Details
Requirements:
  • Interest in or experience with Pacific Northwest wildlife
  • Proficiency with spreadsheets, email, electronic file management, and social media
  • Ability to carefully follow written documentation, including checklists and procedures
  • Ability to review digital photographs for species identification with efficiency and accuracy; training and support in species ID is provided
  • Monday through Thursday availability; Tuesdays at our northeast Portland office 
  • Access to a secure computer with internet connection
  • Excellent writing ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude and willingness to learn
  • Extremely high degree of dependability
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