UNDERGRADUATE INTERNSHIP: Herpetological Survey Intern with the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural Area Preservation... Apply by:


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  • Host Department: Program in Biology
  • Date: 02/27/2013
  • Time: 5:00 PM

  • Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan

  • Description:

    An intern position with the City of Ann Arbor, Michigan, Department of Parks and Recreation, Natural Area Preservation.


    • Establish and maintain a relationship with volunteers to gather survey data and feedback on NAP’s Herpetological Survey Programs
    • Manage and enter data supplied by volunteers
    • Assemble reports and summary tables of inventory progress and findings
    • Evaluate volunteer recruitment systems and make recommendations
    • Assist staff and volunteer leaders during in-field trainings and surveys
    • Coordinate materials for Herpetological Survey Kick-Offs & Trainings
    • Other Outreach and Inventory tasks as needed

    *The majority of these responsibilities will be office-based.


    • Jr/Sr/Grad in Natural Resources, Biology, Community Relations, or related field
    • Friendly, outgoing personality, suitable for working with the public and volunteers; placing phone calls, writing emails, and in-person meetings
    • Familiarity with Microsoft Access databases,ArcGIS10, and Crystal Reports
    • Proficiency with Microsoft software suite
    • Specialized knowledge in herpetology, taxonomy, field identification, habitat requirements and life histories of Michigan species
    • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends
    • Excellent oral and written communication
    • Experience working with volunteers desired, but not required
    • Ability to work with minimal direct supervision and in a team environment

    DATES OF INTERNSHIP: Flexible, up to 15 hours per week.

    COMPENSATION: Unpaid or work-study.

    TO APPLY:     Send resume, cover letter, and three references to Tina Roselle, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Natural Area Preservation, 1831 Traver Rd.  Ann Arbor, MI 48105 or to troselle@a2gov.org, 734.794.6627by Wednesday, February 27th, 2013.