Wildlife and Recreation Camera-Trapping Internship , Haub School of ENR

Laramie, WY

Wildlife and Recreation Camera-Trapping Project

Haub School faculty members Dr. Joe Holbrook, Dr. Abby Sisneros-Kidd, and Dr. Drew Bennett are looking to hire an intern to help with a study on how non-motorized outdoor recreation influences how wildlife use habitat. The goals of the project are to better understand how non-motorized outdoor recreation impacts wildlife and inform the management of outdoor recreation to minimize potential impacts.

Position Duties:

Drs. Holbrook, Sisneros-Kidd, and Bennett are looking to hire a student intern to assist with the wildlife and recreation project. Specific duties may include:

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

 Desired credentials:

  • Completion of 2 years of relevant undergraduate coursework
  • Able to commit to the remainder of the 2019-20 academic year as a student employee
  • Comfortable traveling to a remote locations, driving on primitive ranch roads, hiking to camera sites, and working outdoors in variable weather conditions 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

Benefits:

  • Compensation of $12 per hour
  • Opportunity to participate in scientific research that opens doors to graduate school
  • Exposure to field and quantitative research methods
  • Mentorship from Drs. Holbrook, Sisneros-Kidd, and Bennett
  • Opportunity to receive academic credit for work

To Apply:

Please email a copy of your resume (with 3 references) and a roughly 1-page 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: November 4th, 2019.