My sister, P, sent this to me and I thought I’d pass it on. This release doesn’t say explicitly that you have to be a college student, so an older teen might want to look into it if they are into wild horses.
WILD HORSE BEHAVIOR INTERNSHIP
*From* January through May 2008 at Cape Lookout National Seashore, North Carolina.**
*Work* is 40 hours per week, with an average of two field and three office days per week. Wild horses are monitored for location, band members, and behavior. Pregnancy determination by dung is performed in January. Yearlings are removed with veterinary sedation; contraception is delivered remotely to selected mares. Database and photography work, plus varied activities pertaining to wild horse management, fill the office time.
This internship further qualifies the intern for jobs in wildlife, parks and recreation, resource or equine management. Past interns have gone on to veterinary school, law school, and to employment with wild horses at the North Carolina Rachel Carson Reserve.
*Housing, *furnished, adjacent to the offices and Visitor Center, is included.
*Stipend *eligibility is possible* i*f the intern is enrolled as a half-time student (as defined by the university).
*Credit* may be obtained for the internship if the student’s university recognizes internships and if the student completes the university requirements.
*Position* is open until a candidate is accepted.
*Application – please submit all of the following in ONE PACKAGE.*
Three Volunteers In Parks forms (available by mail). Three reference contacts including: name, relation to the student, telephone number with time zone and ideal times to call, and email address. A current resume or curriculum vitae. A photocopy of a current official transcript. Typed answers to the following questions: 1) How does monitoring wild horses fit into plans for my future work? 2) What personality characteristics do I have that will make me the ideal intern for field work? What skills and knowledge do I have that will contribute to field work? 3) What personality characteristics do I have that will make me the ideal intern to handle the myriad of office tasks associated with this internship? What skills and knowledge do I have that will contribute to office work? 4) How would I characterize my ideal supervisor, or, how would I describe my favorite supervisor? What characteristics do I find difficult to deal with in a supervisor? 5) Describe your work ethic.
*Contact* Dr. Sue Stuska, Wildlife Biologist – Horses, 131 Charles Street, Harkers Island, NC 28531, (252) 728-2250 x 3017, Sue_Stuska@nps.gov for more information and for a prospective intern packet of park-related publications.