Tin Mountain is currently hiring for 3 seasonal internship positions:

Avian Ecology Internship

We are seeking an Avian Ecology Intern for a 3 month summer 2021 field season, with the possibility of extending the position to a full year depending on job performance and logistics. The Avian Ecology Intern will contribute to Tin Mountain’s 10+ years of avian research by conducting point counts on two of Tin Mountain’s sanctuaries, resighting previously banded species, assisting with songbird banding activities, and collecting forest habitat data to monitor the efficacy of forest management. The long-term breeding bird survey was initiated in 2007 to inventory all species using Tin Mountain’s Rockwell Sanctuary and Bear Paw Timberlands during May-July while also training young professionals in habitat protection. Weekly visits to 70 permanent point count locations generate information about population trends that only long-term studies can provide. The Avian Ecology Intern will also assist with breeding bird banding activities and will learn proper net extraction and banding techniques for forest-breeding songbirds. The intern will work with volunteers and staff to collect/analyze data and report results. The ecological monitoring of timberlands is part of Tin Mountain’s sustainability policy for managing its 1,200 acres of timberlands in Conway. The intern will sample vegetation at the point count stations in order to and compare breeding bird diversity response to timber harvest of differing ages.

The avian ecology internship will begin mid-May and run through mid-to-late August, with the possibility of extending the internship to a full year ending in May 2022 pending satisfactory job performance and availability. Compensation is $1,000/month. Shared housing is provided. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all staff and interns.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • An interest in avian ecology and forest management
  • Experience identifying northern New England bird species by sight and sound
  • A familiarity with or willingness to learn proper mist-netting and banding techniques
  • Data collection, organization, and management skills
  • Ability to work well in groups as well as independently in the field
  • Ability to work in challenging field conditions including hot summer weather, insects, and early mornings
  • Ability to navigate and hike through rough forested terrain
  • A willingness to contribute to reports and pursue independent research projects
  • Experience with GPS and mapping software such as ArcMap preferred but not required

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Katy Lewis (klewis@tinmountain.org). Application Deadline: January 25, 2021

 

Brook Trout Ecology and Stream Restoration Interns (2)

We are seeking two Brook Trout Ecology and Stream Restoration Interns for a 3 month summer field season in 2021. Tin Mountain’s Brook Trout program involves researching the influence of adding large woody material to first and second-order forested streams. Tin Mountain has been conducting stream restoration activities throughout the Mount Washington Valley since 2010. Interns will collect baseline information on study streams prior to treatment with large wood additions, as well as conduct post-treatment assessments on previously treated sites. Interns will be responsible for collecting data pertaining to instream habitat measurements, benthic macroinvertebrate sampling and identification, and electro-fishing. Interns will also have the opportunity to assist with coarse wood placements in mid-late August, depending on stream conditions.

This project involves strenuous work as well as extensive data collections on physical and biological attributes of streams, water chemistry, and fish populations. The interns will work with volunteers and staff to collect/analyze data and report results.

The trout ecology internships will begin mid-May and run through mid-to-late August. Compensation is $1,000/month. Shared housing is provided. COVID-19 safety protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of all staff and interns.

Qualified applicants will have:

  • An interest in brook trout ecology and freshwater stream restoration
  • Experience identifying northern New England benthic macroinvertebrate species preferred but not required
  • Ability to use a dichotomous key to identify benthic macroinvertebrate species
  • Data collection, organization, and management skills
  • Ability to work well in groups as well as independently in the field
  • Ability to work in challenging field conditions including hot summer weather, insects, and long days in the field
  • Ability to navigate and hike through rough forested terrain
  • A willingness to contribute to reports and pursue independent research projects
  • Experience with GPS and mapping software such as ArcMap preferred but not required

Interested applicants should email a resume and cover letter, including dates of availability, to Katy Lewis (klewis@tinmountain.org). Application Deadline: January 25, 2021