Internship- Wildlife Management Intern

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Position Dates: 6/17/24 to 8/30/24

About us:
The Student Conservation Association (SCA) is the largest provider of hands-on environmental conservation programs for youth and adults. Program participants protect and restore national parks, national forests, wildlife refuges, marine sanctuaries, cultural landmarks, community green spaces, and much more across the country.

Position Description
The Bureau of Land Management's Central Coast Field Office seeks to place a Wildlife Management Intern to assist with a new bullfrog removal plan to control or completely eradicate invasive bullfrogs (Lithobates catesbeianus) from four (4) ponds/lakes on the Fort Ord National Monument. This in turn will significantly benefit threatened amphibian species (CA Tiger Salamander, Ambystoma californiense and the California Red-Legged Frog, (Rana daytonii) found in these water bodies. Monthly monitoring of all amphibian species egg/larval/adult life stages in these water bodies will accompany eradication procedures directed against all life stages of the bullfrogs. Activities to be performed include monthly daylight amphibian monitoring (seine method) of the four water bodies, eradication of bullfrog egg masses and tadpoles, and monthly nighttime eradication forays into selected ponds/lakes with the goal of capture of adult bullfrogs.

The bullfrog eradication team will be led by BLM personnel.

Member Benefits:

$500/week living allowance
$1,100 travel allowance (Personal vehicle recommended for days off)
$1,459 AmeriCorps Education Award upon completion of no less than 300 hours of service
Housing Provided by SCA

NOTE: This internship is being offered through the Direct Hire Authority within BLM (DHA). Under this program, individuals who complete a DHA internship can be hired directly by BLM without competitive examination or competing with career and career conditional employees under merit staffing procedures.

Member Qualifications:
A degree or significant progress towards a degree in Biological sciences, Environmental sciences, Natural