AVIAN DISEASE INTERNSHIPS We are seeking 2 interns from mid-May, 2013 through mid-September, 2013 to assist in island-wide field surveys for introduced avian disease (avian malaria and pox virus) on the island of Hawaii in State Forest Reserves and Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The internship will be based at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in conjunction with research conducted by USGS and the Pacific Islands Ecosystems Research Center. Candidates need to be in good physical condition and will be expected to camp in a field setting for up to 4-10 days at a time, hike with packs (40-50 lbs.) over rough (lava) terrain, in inclement (at times, very rainy and cold) weather. Previous mist-netting experience is recommended. Recent certification in CPR and Wilderness First Aid training is desirable. We will be mist-netting native and non-native birds, banding and collecting morphometrics, blood samples, as well as examining birds for ectoparasites. The other field portion will be dedicated to surveying for pig activity, available mosquito habitat, and mosquito prevalence at each site. Housing will be provided within the National Park and a small stipend for food expenses will be provided (roughly $26/day). To apply, please send a cover letter, your resume, and the contact information of 3 work references to email@example.com by March 31st, 2013.
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