Wildlife Camera-Trapping Internship, Haub School of ENR

Laramie, WY

Job Title: Wildlife Camera-Trapping Internship

Type of opportunity: Haub School faculty members Dr. Joe Holbrook and Dr. Drew Bennett are looking to hire an intern to help implement a pilot wildlife monitoring project on private lands in Wyoming in conjunction with the Ruckelshaus Institute’s MacMillan Private Land Stewardship Program. The goals of the project are to develop baseline data on a range of wildlife species in Wyoming and answer basic ecological and applied wildlife management research questions using motion-activated camera traps. The pilot effort will also explore the potential to scale the project to better represent the diversity of habitats on private lands in Wyoming.

Contact: Drew Bennett (drew.bennett@uwyo.edu)

Duties:

  • Installing camera traps on participating properties throughout Wyoming
  • Downloading and organizing camera trap data
  • Analyzing camera trap data
  • Communicating and coordinating with participating landowners
  • Assisting with the preparation of reports and scientific articles

Desired qualifications:

  • Completion of 2 years of relevant undergraduate coursework
  • Able to commit to approximately 3 months of full-time work in the summer of 2019 (MayAugust)
  • Able to commit to continuing to analyze data and write up results during the 2019-20 academic year as a student hourly employee
  • Comfortable traveling to remote locations and working outdoors to conduct necessary fieldwork
  • Ability to interact with participating landowners in a respectful and courteous manner that facilitates collaboration and transparency
  • Self-starter with initiative who can make responsible decisions with minimal supervision

Start and end dates: May 2019 – August 2019

Salary/pay: Compensation of $12 per hour

Other benefits:

  • Opportunity to participate in scientific research that opens doors to graduate school
  • Exposure to field and quantitative wildlife science research methods
  • Mentorship from Drs. Holbrook and Bennett
  • Opportunity to receive academic credit for work

How to apply: Please email a copy of your resume (with 3 references) and a cover letter explaining why you are interested in the position and how you think it will benefit your career goals to Dr. Drew Bennett (drew.bennett@uwyo.edu).

Application deadline: March 15th, 2019