Aquatic Turtle Ecology Field Technician (internship)
Agency: Environmental Institute of Houston
Location: Houston, TX
Closing Date: December 4, 2020
Contact: Mandi Gordon, email@example.com. Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, & contact information for 3 references. When you apply, please indicate that you are responding to the posting on Conservation Job Board.
Term/Grade: Paid Internship
The Environmental Institute of Houston (EIH) at the University of Houston-Clear Lake (UHCL), under contract with the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, is conducting field surveys of aquatic turtles to provide the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) data for direct use in wildlife population management decisions, especially related to Western Chicken Turtles and Alligator Snapping Turtles. We are currently recruiting 2-4 full-time seasonal positions to assist with field sampling; start and end dates flexible depending on availability. All work will be based out of Houston, but extensive travel is required to conduct field work throughout north and east Texas. This is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable field experience collecting environmental DNA (eDNA) and genetic samples, conducting herpetological field surveys, and analyzing data related to conservation and wildlife management.
Applicants should be pursuing or possess a Bachelor’s degree in natural resource management, wildlife management, biology, environmental science or a closely related field. Applicants must be willing to travel; the selected intern(s) will need to have a location to stay nearby UHCL.
See announcement and apply here.