The Wyoming Wildlife Society Fellowship

Wyoming

Organization: The Wyoming Wildlife Society

Type of opportunity: Fellowship, seasonal, temporary,

Contact: 

Duties: 

Wildlife professionals have a wide range of responsibilities including but not limited to:

  • Shadowing a variety of wildlife professionals for a diverse group of agencies, non-government organizations and private consultants
  • Assist with the collection of wildlife population and habitat data for threatened,
    endangered and common bird, mammal or plant species. Examples may include (but not
    limited to): radio telemetry, habitat data collection, surveys for a variety of fish, game, and
    non-game species.
  • Attend a variety of professional meetings, such as conservation planning, inter-agency, regional, county commissioner, wildlife commission, survey planning and energy planning.
  • Gain exposure to public and outdoor education
  • Travel throughout Wyoming
  • Report to the WY TWS Board
  • Present experiences at the Wyoming Chapter of TWS Annual Meeting and before the Wyoming Game & Fish Commission.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Desired qualifications: 

  • Education/Knowledge: Working towards completion of or has completed an Undergraduate Degree in wildlife management or a related field (i.e., zoology, biology, etc.) at a Wyoming academic institution with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Applicants must be a current student or recent graduate (< 1 yr) when they apply.
  • Experience: Applicant must have a track record of experience displaying initiative, maturity, and responsibility.
  • Skills and Abilities: Applicants must be able to coordinate several tasks simultaneously, work well with a variety of people, have excellent verbal and written communication skills, be reliable, hard working, self-motivated and dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. Applicants must also be willing to travel, have a valid driver’s license, and have access to a reliable personal vehicle.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who are a member of the local (student, state, section) chapter or national professional organization, The Wildlife Society.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work performed in the field and office setting. Work may require
periodic physical exertion and will require the applicant be in good physical condition.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Applicants must have the ability to work in a wide variety of
conditions, extended hours, and weather.

Start and end dates:   This 10-12 week position occurs May thru August

Salary/pay: Anticipated stipend of $2,500 per month

Link to more information: WYTWS_Fellowship Announcement_2016 (1)

How to Apply: Send a résumé (no more than 2 pages), contact information for three references, a college transcript (unofficial), two letters of recommendation, and an application essay. Essay should be single spaced, 12-pt Times New Roman font, 1 inch margins, and limited to 600 words or fewer. The essay should cover the applicant’s career goals and how this internship will help him or her accomplish those goals. Finalists will be interviewed in person. Applications are due by no later than 5:00 pm Feb. 25.

*** Please pay careful attention to required qualifications & format requirements ***

Please send completed applications to: Ms. Daly Edmunds | dedmunds@audubon.org

In subject line: WY TWS Fellowship

Application deadline: Application Deadline: February 25, 2016 (5:00 pm)

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