The International Crane Foundation (ICF) is seeking to fill one Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern position in 2018.
ICF is a leader in the conservation of the world’s 15 crane species and is dedicated to providing experience, knowledge and inspiration to involve people in resolving threats to cranes and the ecosystems vital to their long-term survival. Although ICF has projects all around the world the headquarters is located in Baraboo, Wisc. one hour north of Madison, Wisc. ICF is open to the public every day from April 15 to October 31 each year and all of the world’s 15 crane species are on live-display at our facility. For more information, please visit our website at www.savingcranes.org.
ICF has initiated a program to raise awareness about Whooping Cranes. This program aims to create communities that care about the Whooping Cranes on their landscape.
The primary duty of the Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern will be to assist the Whooping Crane awareness program. The intern will also assist with education and outreach at ICF headquarters that will include other crane species. The Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern will gain valuable hands-on experience working with the Conservation Education Department and will:
ICF’s Whooping Crane Naturalist Internship begins Wednesday, March 1, 2018, and runs through Friday, November 16, 2018. A $565/month stipend and comfortable on-site housing accommodations are provided at no charge. Applicants should be prepared to live in a co-ed communal living situation and be able to work outdoors every day in all weather conditions found in Wisconsin. Whooping Crane Naturalist Intern will work weekends and will have two consecutive days off during the work week. The ICF campus is set in a rural Wisconsin setting at the edge of Wisconsin’s beautiful Driftless area. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States at the time they apply. Candidates without a work visa must obtain one before they will be considered for an internship.
B.A. or B.S. preferred. Students from all disciplines are welcome to apply, however studies relating to wildlife conservation, education or biology are preferred. The applicant should have exceptional customer service, proficient public speaking skills and the ability to teach diverse audiences in a non-formal setting. Candidates should demonstrate a strong interest/background in the fields of interpretation, environmental education, conservation biology, ornithology, education, graphic design, film/documentary production or other related fields.
Applicants should send a one-page cover letter, resume (no more than two pages), and contact information for three references to Elisabeth Condon, Whooping Crane Outreach Coordinator. Place Whooping Crane in Subject Line
Positions are open until filled.
The International Crane Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.