Aloha, We have two year-long internship positions opening this fall with the 'Alala Project! The interns will assist with the predator control and predator monitoring program for the purpose of habitat restoration and reduction of predation risk, in preparation and continuation of the reintroduction of the `Alalā (Hawaiian Crow, Corvus hawaiiensis) at release sites on Hawaii Island. The habitat managment duties will entail operating, baiting, and maintenance of various predator trap types, as well as collecting trapping data. Bird monitoring duties include conducting observations of `Alalā during all stages of their release to provide dispersal and survival information; data entry and management. There will also be opportunities to assist with public outreach and educational events.
Most work will be performed in remote areas and will require the ability to hike distances of up to 3 miles using GPS and compass navigation over rough terrain and thick vegetation, often carrying loads up to 40 lbs. The fieldwork will be performed in rugged, wet, high elevation forests. Must be able to conduct strenuous fieldwork under various weather conditions. Thick vegetation, rough terrain, and inclement weather are the norm. Must be able or willing to learn to take detailed field notes and follow data collection protocols, and perform data entry into spreadsheets & databases (Microsoft Excel; Access) and produce documents in word processing programs (Word and Adobe). Attention to detail is a must when entering data, analyzing data, and processing predator abundance cameras. Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to drive 4WD roads safely.
Apply here by June 15th, 2020 and mention you are interested in the Alala Project "Habitat Management Intern" positions: https://kupuhawaii.tfaforms.net/197
To learn more about the project visit www.alalaproject.org