The Schoodic Institute at Acadia National Park is committed to guiding present and future generations to greater understanding and respect for nature by providing research and learning opportunities through its outstanding Acadia National Park setting, unique coastal Maine facilities, and innovative partnership programs.

Schoodic Institute is contributing to understanding how changes in climate, land use and invasive species impact ecology. We are collecting a range of ecological data on plants, birds, insects, and intertidal organisms in a variety of locations. We use trained field personnel, volunteers, and automated methods to make observations and collect data. Our work
contributes to national and international projects designed to document and understand ecology, biodiversity, and climate change. We seek interns who are developing field skills.

The Technical Field Interns will perform a variety of scientific and technical tasks, including conducting and recording field observations according to scientific protocols; collecting, handling, and processing samples; assisting with Schoodic Institute’s BioBlitz; and tracking and maintaining equipment. Technical Field Interns may also help lead seasonal
field crews. Interns are mentored by the entire Schoodic Institute program staff, with one staff person acting as lead mentor for each intern. Interns are also advised and mentored by the Acadia National Park Science Coordinator and other Schoodic Institute staff as appropriate. Field Interns will work with Schoodic Institute staff, National Park Service resource management staff, and research scientists.

There are two full-time Technical Field Intern positions available:
April 1, 2015 through November 20, 2015
June 1, 2015 through November 20, 2015
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