Coastal Resilience Intern

Job Locations
US-NC-Corolla
Type
Seasonal, Full-Time
Job Category
Internships/Fellowships
ID
2021-4571
City
Corolla
State/Province
NC

Overview

Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of approximately 450 local chapters, 120 campus chapters, 17 state and regional offices, 34 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country. 

 

The National Audubon Society is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to a policy of nondiscrimination, inclusion and equal opportunity and actively seek a diverse pool of candidates in this search.

 

The National Audubon Society endeavors to make https://careers-audubon.icims.com/ accessible to any and all users.  If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Accommodations@audubon.org. This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

 

Position Summary

Audubon North Carolina, the state office of the National Audubon Society, leads coastal research, on-the-ground conservation projects, and community engagement at our 2,600-acre Pine Island Sanctuary on Currituck Sound in Corolla, North Carolina. Through the coastal resilience program at Pine Island, Audubon works with diverse partners to make coastal birds and communities more resilient to challenges like sea level rise, hurricanes, and flooding. Audubon has identified four near-term research areas at Pine Island: 1) priority bird adaptation, 2) marsh and submerged aquatic vegetation restoration and management, 3) sea level rise, saltwater intrusion, and storm impacts on natural systems and communities, and 4) nature-based solutions for resilience.

Audubon’s Maggie Walker Internship Program provides career opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students in environmental conservation. The Coastal Resilience Intern will learn about Audubon’s coastal programming in North Carolina by supporting a variety of conservation efforts at the Pine Island Sanctuary and across the coast. The internship will last 8 weeks at 40 hours per week. The intern will be based remotely, however, there may be an opportunity for the intern to visit Audubon’s Pine Island Sanctuary. Mileage for travel will be reimbursed and overnight accommodations will be provided or reimbursed for trips.

To apply, upload a one-page cover letter and one-page resume. Applications lacking a cover letter will not be reviewed. If you are currently or have been engaged in research at your academic institution related to Audubon’s research priorities (above), please describe these activities in your cover letter.

Essential Functions

  • Coursework in biology, environmental science, or related.
  • Research experience in a lab, field or office setting.
  • Experience supporting a program or group.
  • An interest in environmental issues, birds, and wildlife.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in environmental conservation.
  • A self-starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized environment.
  • Applicants engaged in existing research at their academic institution related to Audubon’s research agenda strongly encouraged to apply.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Currently enrolled in a higher learning institution and have ­­completed some college level coursework in biology, environmental science, or related sciences.
  • Research experience in a lab, field or office setting.
  • Experience supporting a program or group.
  • An interest in environmental issues, birds, and wildlife.
  • Commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in environmental conservation.
  • A self-starter, one who is motivated, able to work in a decentralized environment.
  • Applicants engaged in existing research at their academic institution related to Audubon’s research agenda strongly encouraged to apply.

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